ZDNet reported on a study which determined that obesity is the single biggest factor, after age, in whether someone who contracted the Wuhan Virus had to be hospitalized.
“The chronic condition with the strongest association with critical illness was obesity, with a substantially higher odds ratio than any cardiovascular or pulmonary disease,” wrpte lead author Christopher M. Petrilli of the NYU Grossman School and colleagues in a paper, “Factors associated with hospitalization and critical illness among 4,103 patients with COVID-19 disease in New York City,” which was published April 11 on the medRxiv pre-print server.
It should be noted that the paper has not received a peer-review.
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