New data from China suggest obesity doubles odds of severe pneumonia from Covid19 Consistent with report from Louisiana of exceptionally high mortality and I discuss implications in
Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor
97% of those killed by COVID-19 in Louisiana had a pre-existing condition. Deaths: Diabetes 40% obesity 25%, chronic kidney disease 23% CV in 21%. Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Why investments to #preventNCDs are impt: "97% of those killed by COVID in Louisiana had a pre-existing condition…Diabetes was seen in 40% of deaths, obesity in 25%, chronic kidney disease in 23% and cardiac problems in 21%."
97% of Louisiana #COVID19 deaths have pre-existing conditions(40% w/ diabetes, 25% obesity, 21% cardiac problems) New Orleans death rate is 7x that of NY city. Diet-related diseases need diet-related solutions, not pills. #4dietaryreform #coronavirus
In addition to the webinar on Friday on the collision of pandemics, see this piece on how #obesity may be a factor in New Orleans' coronavirus death rate 3x New York's. Obesity is a factor
Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor - Reuters
Pandemics amplify health disparities.
The fat shaming in this headline is unconscionable - and also speculative based on existing data. The reality is that the intersection of race and class oppression are much more likely.