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Nine out of 10 deaths from coronavirus have occurred in countries with high obesity levels, according to World Health Organization-backed research that sets out the stark correlation between excessive weight and lives lost to the disease.
The study from the World Obesity Federation (WOF), which represents scientists, medical professionals and researchers from more than 50 regional and national obesity associations, showed mortality rates were 10 times higher where at least 50 per cent of the population was overweight.
originally posted by: Athetos
I said it in another post. Americans are generally fatter then the rest of the world. Fat people have respiratory problems. America has an aging population, anyone remember that whole baby boomer thing that was drilled into you your whole life about a bunch of baby boomers hitting retirement age all at once taxing the medical and care home systems?well that was due to happen now. Retirement age is also close to the median death age in America. So given all of this one would expect a lot of fat old people to die in the coming years from well what ever gets to them first in this case covid. America or any country for that matter with a large old population was due to suffer casualties.
Fat people are unhealthy and water is wet.
a reply to: ketsuko
originally posted by: marg6043
Is no only covid is also any other diseases and illnesses become deadly to people with "under lying health problems" here in the south Obesity is a big problem, you go to the doctors offices and some nurses are soo over weight that they use a littler mobile unit in order to move around to chart patients.
Is just out of control.
Is a big problem with prescribed medications, many of them are suppressing the immune system in order to treat conditions, soo when other wise healthy people are put on these immune system suppressors any disease become deadly.