Public health officials advise social distancing strategies and masks, in part because the latest evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus, even if you’re young, is risky business. A significant portion of COVID-19 survivors suffer fatigue, blood clots, fevers and other symptoms for weeks and months after clearing the infection.

TOPSHOT – An aerial view shows painted circles in the grass to encourage people to social distance at Washington Square Park in San Francisco, California, on May 22, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)