Men with a BMI over 35 or more, and women with a BMI of 40 or more, were substantially more likely than patients with a ‘normal’ BMI of 18.5-24.9 to die in a hospital from pandemic. Vaccination access, remote work, telemedicine, and other measures should be emphasized in order to safeguard the community patients with chronic obesity from SARS-CoV-2. Patients with significant obesity who have been diagnosed with pandemic should be treated with extra caution due to the significant likelihood of negative outcomes.
Obesity Is Linked to Poor Pandemic Outcomes
- Other research has linked patients who are male, older, and have a variety of underlying illnesses, including obesity, to poorer overall outcomes with treatment. In pandemic patients, obesity has been found to be an independent risk factor for hospitalisation, severe disease, and mortality.
- However, it is unclear if all types of obesity are associated with poor pandemic outcomes or whether