Obesity is down the list. I tire of people that claim to love science not grasping that weight is an indicator of metabolic disorder but not a death sentence. Every fat person I know is ALIVE because they are vaccinated. I can name 30 of 45 dead people that were unvaccinated, normal BMI and dead as a door nail. Yes, the other 15 were overweight. They were also elderly. Lots of people have died because they thought they were healthy. They looked at fat people and thought, hey I’m not fat, I’ll be fine. And they died. Because they had no idea they were actually sporting a different disease that just hadn’t shown itself brightly yet. Here’s a small retrospective study:
A total of 454 patients were included of this study. 78 (17.18%) patients death due to COVID-19, consisting of 52 (66.67%) male and 26 (33.33%) female. Range of ages between 18 and 85 years. The highest mortality rate occurred in the age group ≥60 years (35; 51.47%), followed by the age group of 45–59 years (33; 48.53%), and the age group of <45 years (10; 12%). The prevalent comorbidity was hypertension (42.31%), cardiovascular disease (30.77%), diabetes (28.21%), chronic kidney disease (23.08%), malignancy (15.38%), obesity (15.38%), chronic liver disease (7.69%), chronic respiratory disease (6.41%), immune related disease (3.85%), and non-traumatic cerebral infarction (3.85%). 41 (52.56%) patients reported having two or more comorbidities, and 37 (47.44%) only has one comorbidity. Elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) ≥3.13 was seen in the majority of patients (68; 87.18%). The mean value of NLR was 20.94.
Focusing on fatness is a bad, bad plan. We need to be focusing on health. We need to be focusing on zip codes and medical availability. Why are the rural areas hit so hard? Republicanism AND shitty services. Lots and lots of wealthier, luckier complete assholes are alive because they got an ECMO. The fat bashing needs to stop because it’s missing too many other problems. I get that we are all frustrated and mad at morons, but you’re hurting other people, too. Actual cormirbidites need to be considered, not the proxy one. Yeah, you likely aren’t metabolically healthy if you’re fat. But being thin doesn’t mean that you’re healthy.
I think people are picking on the one visible comorbidity but yeah, it's bullshit. Also 75% of the country is overweight or obese, another issue that needs to be addressed alongside our shitty health care. Sadly, some conservatives are absolutely willing to suffer and even die if it means that groups they hate suffer and die as well. Here's a good book that addresses the issue:
Can we get a pass and continue to bash Fat Trump. Please.