Obesity’s Silent Role in Covid-19 Deaths

The untold story of the coronavirus pandemic is obesity’s impact on the death toll. The casket calamity would not have been nearly as bad had the United States not been victimized by obesity levels three times or more higher than other Western, developed nations. The body weight problem has bedeviled the U.S. for a long, long time. As a nation we have done nothing about it, particularly its destructive march through Black and Hispanic populations who have disproportionately higher rates of obesity and Covid-19 deaths than Whites.