Could Young People’s Attitudes Be Helping Spread Covid 19
We all went through it in our youth. The feeling of being invincible...standing up for our rights...the freedom to believe we knew what was the right thing to do.
Some young people have an idea that they are not as susceptible to the coronavirus or if they do get it that it isn’t deadly to them.
According to Governor Cuomo's most recent briefing on WIVB-TV the recent figures show the coronavirus is rising among young people in New York state.
Numbers have gone up significantly in a short amount of time.
Some of the reason is that some young people feel like they don’t have to wear a mask, that it infringes on their freedom.
Now, there is an ad campaign starting in the state, targeting some misconceptions about COVID that young people may have.
“There is an attitude that young people are immune. You are not. 21-30, the virus can kill you. And if it doesn’t kill you, you can bring it home and give it to someone inadvertently, and it can kill them,” Cuomo said.
The governor went on to say it’s the responsibility of local governments to enforce the law, and make sure everyone is following the rules, even young people.
Maybe it's time to have a frank discussion with your young adults about the consequences of possibly pass a virus to you, their Dad or grandparents.