UNDATED (LEARFIELD) –   A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows young people should not assume they’re immune, from severe cases of COVID-19. Early data from China suggested COVID-19 might seriously sicken or kill the elderly — but spare the young.

Stark new data from the United States and Europe suggests otherwise. The C-D-C analysis of U-S cases from February 12th to March 16th shows 38 percent of those sick enough to be hospitalized were younger than 55.

Researchers said the data demonstrate that severe illness leading to hospitalization, including I-C-U admission and death, can occur in adults of any age with COVID-19.