by Karl Denninger
An overwhelming majority of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the CDC said in a new study Monday.
Among 148,494 adults who received a Covid-19 diagnosis during an emergency department or inpatient visit at 238 U.S. hospitals from March to December, 71,491 were hospitalized. Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese, according to the CDC report. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.
So, basically, if you’re not a fat-ass then your odds of getting hammered by Covid drop by 80%.
Here’s what I said on April 9th of last year.
Being obese and diabetic has a high probability of being a death sentence if you get this virus. You’re anywhere from 100 to over 1,000 times more likely to die. To put perspective on this if you get this virus you have less than a 0.06% chance of death (and probably less than half that; I’m being generous in the direction of mortality in that calculation) if you have none of these conditions. Some of these are not under your control — cancer being one of them, much of the time. If you’re in one of those categories then you’ve got good odds of winding up in the ICU and if you land there about half the time you come out in a box — 90% of the time if you wind up on a vent. Those odds suck. HCQ and either ZPAK or Doxycycline appears to work. How well is not known yet. Clinical data (that’s “anecdote” to those two **********s on the side of Trump in his briefings) says they do work but no drug regime works for everyone.