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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.

 https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/22/texas-coronavirus-cases-hospitalizations-austin-houston-dallas/ 

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.
 https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-hospitalized-by-age.pdf 

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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