Among the countries with 50 percent of the overweight population was the largest percentage of coronavirus deaths, including countries such as the UK, Italy and the United States. About 2.5 million people worldwide have died of COVID-19, of which more than 517,000 are in the United States.
In some cases, the correlation between the severity and weight of the coronavirus has also been linked to racial and ethnic inequality. In the United States, “Hispanic and non-Hispanic adults have a higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to experience worsening outcomes from COVID-19,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report found that in countries with less than half of the adult population being considered overweight, the likelihood of dying from COVID-19 is approximately 1 in 10 of the level in the country with older adults. Overweight is higher A higher BMI was also associated with an increased risk of hospitalization, intensive or critical care, and the need for mechanical ventilation.
In the UK, coronavirus patients who were overweight were 67 percent more likely to need intensive care, and obese patients were three times more likely to need intensive care.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized and required oxygen therapy after contracting the disease last spring, has campaigned for the British to lose weight to reduce health risks and support services. National health is too burdensome of the country.
Speaking last year, Johnson said he had long struggled with weight and was “overweight” when suffering from a disease that killed more than 124,000 people in the UK. He is often seen jogging near his home in central London with his personal trainer.
The report said the findings by the World Obesity Federation were similar globally and found that weight gain was the second largest predictor of aging and risk hospitalization. High on the deaths of COVID-19
As a result, the London-based federation urged the government to prioritize overweight people for coronavirus testing and vaccination.
The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global epidemic”.