If I catch COVID-19, how scared should I be?

 

If you are a healthy young person, there isn’t very much to worry about at all.  You’re at next to zero risk of dying from covid-19 [2] 
Even Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has called the risk ‘very, very low’ [3], the British Medical Journal calls it ‘exceptionally small’ [4] and the UK’s Chief Medical Adviser says ‘incredibly small’ [5].

 

Studies show that most kids and teens who get covid-19 don’t have symptoms – and if they do, they’re mild. In fact, you’re way more likely to be struck by lightning than to die of covid-19 [2] (The chance of dying from covid-19 is estimated to be 1 in 2.5 million[2]).
 

The reality is, it is older people and those that already have health problems (like heart disease or diabetes) that may need to be cautious about getting covid-19[1]. Not teenagers and kids. The vast majority of people who catch covid-19, just get mild to moderate symptoms and get better without needing any special treatment [1]