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Strongest hospitalization risks were age ≥75 years (OR 66.8, 95% CI, 44.7-102.6), age 65-74 (OR 10.9, 95% CI, 8.35-14.34), BMI>40 (OR 6.2, 95% CI, 4.2-9.3), and heart failure (OR 4.3 95% CI, 1.9-11.2).
"Obesity [in people < 60 years] appears to be a previously unrecognized risk factor for hospital admission and need for critical care. This has important and practical implications when nearly 40% of adults in the US are obese with a body mass index [BMI] of ≥ 30," write Jennifer Lighter, MD, NYU School of Medicine/NYU Langone Health, and colleagues in their research letter published online April 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: musicismagic
All these illness's and ailments and the attitude that people are kept alive at
all costs is not natural, nature has its way and bottom line is 'death is inevitable'
no one lives forever!! Every year lived takes all of us nearer to death!!
Is it surprising that more people in 'old peoples homes' die than the average?
They have accumulated more of everything than those who are younger so
their odds of dying have to be greater.......we are ALL on natures 'death row'
originally posted by: BoscoMoney
a reply to: daskakik
I'm loving that this virus is giving you guys reason to rail against fat people....again.
I'm huge, have every pre-existing condition in the covid-19 handbook, had the virus and it was the weakest "flu' with the weakest symptoms I've EVER had. PATHETICALLY weak.
So please, when you talk about people like me without knowing what you're talking about, I want people to understand that what you're saying is BS.
Absolute fear mongering BS.
originally posted by: McGinty
Sounds like you’ve already reserved your seat.
originally posted by: Plotus
Just following the forum and news outlets, you can see the people who want to behave and do anything they please, fully thinking this is a concocted pandemic that could never touch them.
Some part of me wants to tell them have at it, except for that part of me that knows they would quickly be infected and infect others causing a landslide of cases.
And have No right to cause such devastation through their irascibility and impatience. If necessary, they need restraint.
Just curious, since you have gotten the corona virus , if you would share your blood type ..