Kevin Bae

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CNN finally catching up to the science on COVID-19

Better late than never??

CNN is finally reporting that obesity is a major risk factor when it comes to severe COVID-19. Anyone who paid attention to the actual science new this March or April 2020. It was certainly known by May of 2020 because I took the Contact Tracing training and it was in their slide deck.

People who are overweight or obese are at a much higher risk of much more severe disease and even death from Covid-19, and one new study suggests that losing weight can reduce that risk.

The obesity epidemic has been a threat to Americans’ health for years. It’s the second leading cause of preventable death, after smoking. With Covid-19, it becomes even more dangerous. One study found that 30% of Covid-19 hospitalizations were in people with obesity.

Can weight loss help protect against Covid-19? – CNN