ZDNet: NYU scientists: Largest US study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest ‘chronic’ factor in New York City’s hospitalizations

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nyu-scientists-largest-u-s-study-of-covid-19-finds-obesity-the-single-biggest-factor-in-new-york-critical-cases/

Wouldn’t it be funny (strange) if it turns out our social/political overreaction to Covid-19 was based not on a threat to all of us, but to just a few of us? The article doesn’t say that, exactly. But it does tell us something useful about the virus that science is just beginning to confirm.

3 thoughts on “ZDNet: NYU scientists: Largest US study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest ‘chronic’ factor in New York City’s hospitalizations

  1. I spotted this, oh, about a week or two ago. The news channels were displaying photos of victims and some “miracle recoveries” (80+ years) and what I noticed was the victims, e.g., 3 in an Ohio family, were all, let’s say, cherubic, while the old guys who survived were very thin and energetic.

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  2. The problem is that there are dozens of these studies with varying results.

    In NOLA the highest correlation was Type 2 diabetes. In another, elevated hemoglobin.

    I suspect the problem is that there is a lot of overlap.

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