Younger People are least more likely to put on masks: CDC | China
According to the CDC survey, more and more people have been using masks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but 18 to 29 year olds are more likely to ignore safety measures.
A new survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States found that the wearing of masks has increased as the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has worsened. However, younger Americans are the least likely to observe containment measures.
The poll, released on Tuesday, found that between April and June, the proportion of adults in the United States who said they wear masks rose from 78 percent to 89 percent. More than 2,000 people over the age of 18 were interviewed.
However, younger US adults ages 18-29 saw fewer preventive measures, which resulted in more infections in their age group in later months, the CDC found.
In this group, the wearing of masks rose from April to June only from 69.6 to 86.1 percent.
“These results underscore the need to prioritize clear, targeted messaging and behavior change measures, especially for young adults,” the report said.
“Although younger people are less likely to have the most serious complications of COVID-19, in some cases the infection can still be serious. and even those with mild cases or who are asymptomatic can transmit the virus to the elderly, who are most susceptible, ”said CDC researchers.
Trump sends the wrong message
Adults aged 60 and over were most likely to follow the CDC’s recommendations. From April to June, older adults who reported wearing masks rose from 83.7 percent to 92.4 percent.
CDC researchers, who analyzed the survey results, said the older age group was “potentially more concerned” about the pandemic because of potential health risks.
While the CDC has proposed various preventive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, including wearing masks, U.S. President Donald Trump and many members of his administration have repeatedly ignored their recommendations.
Health critics say Trump sent the wrong signals to the public by disregarding the rules for wearing masks. He and his wife Melania tested positive for the virus earlier this month, as did their son Barron.
After testing positive, Trump repeatedly ignored requests from medical experts to isolate himself and instead appeared publicly to gather support for his November 3 re-election.
As of Tuesday, nearly 8.8 million people in the United States had been diagnosed with the virus and nearly 227,000 deaths were reported, the highest number in the world.
The country is also witnessing a new wave of cases, with a daily record of more than 85,000 last Friday. More than 74,000 cases were also reported on Monday – still higher than the previous July record of more than 73,000.
The CDC survey also found that adherence to other CDC-recommended measures, such as hand washing, social distancing, and avoidance of mass gatherings, was either down or unchanged.
But those adults in the United States who reported wearing masks were more likely to follow other preventive measures and were more concerned about stopping the virus from spreading.