With our stay-at-home ban recently being lifted, San Antonians that are younger (mostly in this age group) will be the ones returning to work and with this group being the largest carriers of Covid-19, what can we expect in the future if symptoms do not show for up to two weeks? Individuals that are in this age group are also the caretakers of our young and old population, so what does this mean for our most vulnerable?
As of May 10, 2020, the statistics say that nearly half of the city’s Covid-19 cases are seen in people that are 40 years old and under. This is an alarming reality because these are our community’s most mobile and active residents. How did we get here San Antonio? Are we already relaxing just a little too much? Now is not the time to slack on hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing. Even though our city is trying to get back to some sort of productive status, we should not view Covid-19 as a mere bad memory. Now is the time to really apply those anti-viral survival skills we have all been learning.
Did you know that most of the under 40-somethings that are infected had no underlying illnesses? It does not matter what area of town you live in, there have been cases seen from all over and we always need to stay actively aware in every place we visit. With all of our city eager to leave our houses and go back to shopping, getting a haircut or a meal at a local restaurant, we must be mindful that with our newfound freedom comes exposure and risk.
Our economy can use a boost from patrons and a visit to somewhere other than our mailbox will do a lot for our moral, but please be responsible when you are out of the house and continue to protect yourself and the community. Take it slow when integrating yourself back into the outside world, and remember San Antonio, keep your distance for your safety.
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