This is why people with obesity are more likely to die from coronavirus

A health worker sanitises a stretcher after a patient with (COVID-19) was transfer into the hospital, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Mexico City, Mexico May 9, 2020.REUTERS/Gustavo Graf - RC2ALG91HJXA

A report found that 90% of morbidly obese patients admitted to intensive care needed a ventilator. Image: REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

Paul MacDaragh Ryan
Junior Doctor (Academic Track Intern), University College Cork
Noel Caplice
Clinician Scientist, University College Cork
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Obesity is one of the most common underlying conditions of COVID-19 patients in the U.S.
Obesity is one of the most common underlying conditions of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. Image: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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