Experts identify obesity as major factor in COVID complications | COVID19 - Special

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  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Increasingly identified as a dangerous and lethal co-morbidity obesity is complicating the fight against Covid-19. Initially many researchers thought Covid-19 was primarily a respiratory disease. But now experts have identified obesity as a major culprit. As the virus proliferates around the globe and more is learnt about its affects on the body they are realizing this co-morbidity could mean the difference between life and death. With higher instances of diabetes, hypertension & cardiovascular diseases among the general population due to obesity, certain countries like South Africa is at particular risk for as long as there is no cure for Covid-19.

     
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Please.... Just shut up already. Not one person here gives one iota of a care about your obsession with old and overweight people.
     
  3. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    "Picture this: You're 17, you walk into a corner store and grab a Coca-Cola and Doritos, but the cashier refuses to sell them to you because you're underage."

    "That rule is expected to soon become reality in parts of Mexico, as lawmakers in several states push legislation to keep junk food away from children, partly in response to the coronavirus pandemic."

    "More than 70,000 Mexicans have died from COVID-19, the world's fourth-highest recorded death toll, according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University. Two-thirds of those who died in Mexico had an underlying medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular problems, according to Health Department officials. That has led to a new urgency to change diets so that the younger generation doesn't suffer those ailments."
     
  4. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    While this isn't exactly new news, it is important to be aware of.
     
  5. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    so is Mexico's strategy a good idea?
     
  6. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    I don't know Mexican politics and can't really say one way or the other. Junk food is crap and often the only affordable "food" many low-income people have access to. It is sad but that is the country we live in. We could change it if we had the political will but I don't see that happening any time soon. If a business entity wants something, they get it. If you and I want something, we are highly unlikely to see it pass through to law. Welcome to representative democracy 101. You get what they pay our congressmen to sell you.
     
  7. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    Would it be a good policy for the US?
     
  8. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    I would be a good policy for any country, but will it be policy, NO. In reality, it is probably much like closing the barn door after the horse got out.
     
  9. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    As an aside....

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  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    the onions aren't the criminal part
     
  11. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ the only thing protecting you and your Doritos is the ELECTORAL COLLEGE!
     

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