That obesity is an important only risk factor for poor COVID outcomes was known early in the epidemic. Nevertheless, we adopted lockdowns which caused more obesity. The worse COVID results in turn increased demand for lockdown...
High BMI (#obesity) is associated with worse #COVID_19 outcomes - significantly higher risk of hospitalization, ventilation, and death. Why? Obesity causes inflammation, which impairs immune function, and decreases lung capacity. Source: Kompaniyets et al. 2021 @CDCMMWR
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