The vast, vast majority of people hospitalized were ancient obese people. I’m shocked, truly:
CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese
About 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new study Monday.
Just over 42% of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the agency’s most recent statistics. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.
“As clinicians develop care plans for COVID-19 patients, they should consider the risk for severe outcomes in patients with higher BMIs, especially for those with severe obesity,” the CDC wrote.
Among 148,494 adults who received a Covid-19 diagnosis during an emergency department or inpatient visit at 238 U.S. hospitals from March to December, 71,491 were hospitalized. Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese, according to the CDC report. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.
The agency found the risk for hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths was lowest among individuals with BMIs under 25. The risk of severe illness “sharply increased,” however, as BMIs rose, particularly among people 65 and older, the agency said.
Let’s recall the COVID fatality age range:
Infection Fatality Ratio
0-19 years: 0.00003
20-49 years: 0.0002
50-69 years: 0.005
70+ years: 0.054
40% Percent of infections that are asymptomatic§
Remembering, of course, that these numbers are wholly inaccurate and overreport deaths by the thousands. But let’s pretend they were accurate.
So, let’s put these two together.
The overwhelming majority of deaths and hospitalizations are people older than 70. Additionally, the vast majority of deaths and hospitalizations are people that are obese (over 50%) or overweight (78% total).
So, the majority of deaths from this virus are unhealthy old people.
Yep, that sounds about right.
The absolute state of covid: Shut down the entire country because a small amount of obese old people are dying from a flu-like illness.
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