The obesity pandemic may be driving the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new study from the World Obesity Federation.
From Fox News, “Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity”:
[World Obesity Federation] researchers found “high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds around 50% of the adult population.”
“Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten times higher in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds 50% of adults (weighted average 66.8 deaths per 100,000 adults) compared with countries where overweight prevalence is below 50% of adults (weighted average of 4.5 deaths per 100,000 adults),” the World Obesity [Federation] wrote.
The researchers claimed that a country’s wealth, reporting capacity, elderly population, and other factors could not explain the link between COVID-19 and obesity.
The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, increasing from 30.5% to 42.4% of the population in the last 18 years, according to the CDC. The United States also has the 9th highest COVID-19 death rate in the world at 158.43 deaths per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The CDC notes that obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19, as it causes impaired immune function and can decrease lung capacity.
When the corona-panic first took off back in February 2020 it presented the greatest public health opportunity in decades.
Most everyone was in a panicked, highly suggestible state and were hungry for information on how to help themselves.
Imagine if the government told everyone to lose weight, exercise, eat healthy and make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D as Dr. Ron Paul was recommending.
Instead, the government told everyone to lock themselves in their homes, “social distance” and wear cotton masks (after first telling everyone not to wear masks).
They shut down our entire society (excluding globalist megacorps) for over a year straight, banned doctors for telling people to take vitamin D or hydroxychloriquine (both of which were eventually found to be effective in multiple studies) and told everyone to put all their hopes on rushed, experimental mRNA vaccines.
This massive public health opportunity was completely squandered and as a country we appear to be becoming sicker than ever.