(ConservativeInsider.org) – As COVID-19 continues to sweep through our nation, Americans wonder about the best ways to stay healthy and avoid contracting the virus. Consistently, studies have shown one huge factor that greatly affects the likelihood of dying from the virus that many are unwilling to acknowledge. That factor? Obesity.
Obese Countries Have Drastically Higher COVID-19 Death Rates
A recent study published by The Telegraph shows that countries with obesity problems have higher death rates than others. The US has the highest death rate for COVID-19 and according to a recent study in Lancet, the US, UK and Mexico which have been hard hit by COVID are also among the highest in the world for obesity. In contrast, Vietnam has the lowest death toll from the novel coronavirus and also has one of the world’s lowest obesity rates.
Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned of a direct correlation between obesity and the likelihood of dying from coronavirus. The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, shares his views:
Over the past year, #COVID19 has disproportionality hit people with #obesity, who are more likely to be hospitalised & have a higher likelihood of severe disease & death. At the same time, the pandemic has made combating the obesity epidemic even more difficult. #WorldObesityDay pic.twitter.com/8N67DDBejW
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 4, 2021
The World Obesity Federation posted more information on the issue as well:
Obesity is a disease that does not receive prioritisation commensurate with its prevalence and impact, which is now fastest rising in emerging economies.
Find our new report 'COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas', released for #WorldObesityDay ⭕.
— World Obesity (@WorldObesity) March 5, 2021
As we see various worldwide organizations sharing this study, the US remains strangely silent on the new data.
Ignoring the Facts, the Left Still Pushes “Body Positivity”
Many movements these days can seem helpful on the surface, but when looked into further, we can see the detrimental effects. One example is the mainstream media and Big Tech promoting the “body positivity” ideology, which tries to normalize obesity as healthy, even when the data clearly disagrees.
Ads have sprouted up all across the country, trying to combat coronavirus, asking citizens to mask up, wash their hands, and sanitize everything around them. Yet, we do not see many campaigns telling Americans to eat healthy and exercise regularly to stay at a healthy weight and combat the coronavirus.
Is Wokeness Killing America?
There are now Instagram influencers saying that “big is beautiful” yet failing to point out that there are also risks of being obese. So, as the social media applauds obesity as beautiful and something “woke,” they ignore the fact that it is killing Americans every day.
Every person has unique features that set them apart as individuals. That uniqueness is to be applauded. It’s up to us to take care of our bodies as best we can if we want them to take care of us.
Copyright 2021, ConservativeInsider.org