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Young working women bearing the brunt of the UK's second wave of coronavirus, according to SAGE

Added 09-23-20 06:36:04pm EST - “Analysis by SAGE shows a significant rise in the number of women aged 20 to 40 being admitted for serious Covid-19 infection in England, Wales and Scotland since August.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Young women bearing brunt of UK's second Covid wave, SAGE warns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Young women are 'bearing the brunt' of coronavirus during the disease's resurgence, government scientific advisers have warned.

Analysis of hospital records shows there has been a significant rise in the number of females aged 20 to 40 being admitted for serious Covid-19 infection since August.

SAGE suspects the rise is due to women in this age group being more likely to work in customer-facing jobs that make them vulnerable to contracting the disease. 

The problem is being compounded due to fraying adherence to social distancing rules putting young women at risk, according to Professor Calum Semple, an infectious disease expert at Liverpool University and a member of SAGE.

During the first wave of the pandemic in Britain, men were disproportionately struck down by coronavirus — a trend that has been seen worldwide.  

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