The above, a Herald headline.
The “healthy young people” turned out to be “in their 30’s and 40’s”.
The report cited an American doctor describing victims with “mild covid-19 or, in some cases, no symptoms at all”. That said, he claimed a seven-fold increase on past records.
For the past three years, life expectancy in America has dropped, a situation unique to the USA in the developed world, and probably unmatched almost universally.
It’s put down to two causes. First the opioid crisis which sees hundreds of thousands of self-inflicted drug-addled, no-hopers lying about in a stupor in its more prosperous cities. Their life expectancy is obviously bugger all.
And second, an obesity crisis, notably with blacks and the working classes.
Obesity is the other victim class of covid-19, along with the elderly and infirm.