The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its guidelines for coping with coronavirus, a process we have witnessed many times this year. When new and reliable information around covid-19 is confirmed, the agency updates the information it publishes to the public. However, updates are not always obvious, for example, CDC have continuously added coronavirus symptoms to the list in recent months without issuing any relevant announcements. Additional updates are more controversial, such as recommendations for COVID-19 exposure tests, or warnings of early publication and withdrawal of air-borne pathways.
CDC's latest quietly added information on its pages is the most needed data for Americans, as as many as two-thirds of Americans may be involved in the problem, which carries the risk of serious coronavirus complications, all because of extra weight.
CDC revised the COVID-19 guidelines on Tuesday and focused on the relationship between weight and COVID-19 severity, Bloomberg reported. Many studies have shown that obese people are at higher risk of complications, especially men who may not have other obvious symptoms. In terms of vaccine efficacy, weight is also a sensitive topic. Overweight people may respond less to vaccines than other people, whether coronavirus or other vaccines.
After updating the guidelines, the CDC now says it's not just obese people who are at risk for severe covid-19 cases. According to the update, people who are generally overweight may also be at risk. The warning means that about two-thirds of Americans may be at risk.
CDC U.S. data on obesity and weight show that 40 percent of American adults are obese and 32 percent are overweight. These data are from a study in 2018. Greater weight increases the risk of serious COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. higher the body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk of death. BMI formula takes weight and height into account to estimate the fat ratio, more than 30 will be diagnosed as obesity.