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Hopes rise that Covid cases are being driven down because young people have started following rules

Added 10-22-20 04:36:02am EST - “Matt Hancock yesterday chaired a 'gold' meeting on the pandemic, and was told that rates are falling among younger people and therefore curbing a national surge in cases.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Covid cases 'being driven down as young people start following rules'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Coronavirus cases are being driven down because young people have been shocked into following lockdown rules, according to officials.

The claim comes despite warnings of tens of thousands more deaths on the horizon with the number of infections among the elderly rapidly increasing.

Matt Hancock yesterday chaired a 'gold' meeting on the pandemic, and was told rates are falling among younger people and therefore curbing a national surge in cases. In particular, the North East has managed to escape the stricter Tier Three restrictions as a result of the trend, it is claimed.

While wanting to remain cautious, ministers are growing increasingly optimistic that younger people have changed their behaviour following a rise in deaths, and that an increase in cases after university freshers' week has since been driven down. 

Britain's second wave of Covid-19 was initially pinned to teenagers and twenty-somethings, with the virus clearly make a resurgence when schools and universities went back at the start of September. 

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