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Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jun. 23, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Hospitalizations are up 100% since the end of May in Texas. 

Doctors say the new cases are more likely to be under 50: "Younger people [are] requiring hospitalization and younger people who are now requiring ICU."

This is not an apples-to-apples comparison, but a telling indicator about how COVID's current stage is attacking younger ppl:

In March, 82% of those hospitalized in NYC were over 45. 

Today's, 50% of those hospitalized in Dallas hospitals are under 50.

The declining median age of COVID patients is a critical story.

Some of it is a statistical result of expanded testing—that's important.

But you don't get a sudden doubling of hospitalizations led by younger Texans just by administering more tests.

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