Obesity, smoking can put you at greater risk of infection – Covid-19
The WHO said during a press conference that youth with certain diseases, including obesity, are at a higher risk of coronavirus (COVID-19. Youth can become very ill or even die.
Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) states that obese and smokers are at greater risk than Kovid-19.
WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told in a press conference on Covid-19 after a meeting of the Global Research and Innovation Forum on Thursday that people with certain diseases, including obesity, are at a higher risk of coronavirus. “We need to keep in mind that young people can become very ill or even die.
Obese people and smokers, in particular, are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying of coronavirus.’
The two-day meeting of the forum also revealed that corroborating the number of coronavirus positive patients could, in fact, be 10 times higher. Answering a question on mortality, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said:
The presence of coronavirus antibodies in the bodies of people in places where serological tests have been done suggest that the number of infected people is usually 10 times higher. The death toll is 0.6 percent.
The death rate of the patients with COVID-19 is very low and (in the forum meeting) it has been reported to be 0.6 percent on average. This is significantly lower than the five, six, or seven percent confirmed mortality:
We don’t know how many people are affected. We only know the figures of those who have been investigated.
These are people who are ill or are eligible for investigation.