Adults Aged 20-49 Are Biggest COVID-19 Spreaders in United StatesAdults Aged 20-49 Are Biggest COVID-19 Spreaders in United States

Chengdu, Sichuan / China - January 23 2019: travellers all wear mask at airport to prevent infection from coronavirus. The virus has caused emergency situation during Chinese New Year.

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As we continue to learn more about the coronavirus pandemic, we are beginning to understand who are the biggest spreaders of COVID-19 in the United States.

According to a study at Imperial College London, it is younger adults who are the biggest spreaders of the virus.

Per the study, the biggest spreaders of COVID-19 are ages 20 to 49.

“We find adults aged 20-49 are a main driver of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United State and are the only age groups contributing disproportionally to onward spread, relative to their population size,” Imperial College’s Dr. Melodie Monod said.

“While children and teens contribute more to COVID-19 spread since school closure mandates have been lifted in fall 2020, we find these dynamics have not changed substantially since school reopening.”

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The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 26.5 million confirmed cases and 447,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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