London Doctor Is ‘Taken Aback’ by Number of Young People With No Pre-existing Conditions Now Suffering in Hospitals With Coronavirus Plague

A junior doctor has revealed he was ‘taken aback’ by the number of young patients without pre-existing conditions now being treated in hospitals for coronavirus.

Dr Yousef Eltuhamy, who works in an intensive care unit at a hospital in London, said he was surprised to see an influx of people who were ‘fit and well’ being admitted to hospital with the virus.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast today he said: ‘It’s actually really surprising. I didn’t expect to see so many young people in their 40s and their 50s, patients who don’t have any prior medical history at all, people who are fit and well.

‘Having had coronavirus myself back in May and being unwell with it, even though I’ve got no medical problem, I really don’t take this lightly. I don’t think anyone should take this virus lightly – young or old.’

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Source: Daily Mail