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Obesity a huge factor

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Emergent has 25 years experience .

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Very informative article. Read the whole article,  good, solid explanations of the science. 

Probably a factor in why the United States has been hit so hard. 

https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/06/01/david-kass-obesity-covid-19/

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a number of studies and anecdotal reports have pointed to obesity being a notable risk factor for COVID-19—and often the primary risk factor for younger patients. This month, Kass and two Hopkins colleagues gathered preliminary findings from six ICU units around the United States, concluding in a Lancet report that "in populations with a high prevalence of obesity, COVID-19 will affect younger populations more than previously reported."

This risk is particularly relevant in the U.S. because the prevalence of obesity is around 40%, compared to a prevalence of about 6% in China and 20% in Italy.

 

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juniper222 has 2 years experience.

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I wonder if there are any cohort studies that compile all factors such as allergies, history, and condition at TOD.  As you are aware, there is a link between high BP and obesity.  And high BP increases the risk of pneumonia.

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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I also read recently that there is a fair amount of evidence that COVID + patients whose blood type is A+ fare much worse than others?!  So bizarre.

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Leader25 has 37 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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If that is really I hope that F_ _   F_ _ _ _     administraitor yes traitor.....

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