New Study Showing the Risks of Obesity and COVID-19

Pre COVD-19, the extra 30 pounds that you carried presented a long term risk for diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Today they dramatically increase your risk of COVID-19 related complications. A new study from New York University revealed that obesity is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 progression. For perspective, a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 - 25 is normal. The NYU researchers found that patients younger than 60 with a BMI between 30-34 were twice as likely to be admitted to acute care and 1.8 times more likely to be admitted to critical care than patients with a BMI under 30. Patients under 60 with a BMI greater than 35 were 2.2 times more likely to be admitted to acute ca

Why is SARS-CoV2 so Infectious?

What are the structural features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that allows it to attack human cells and spread so efficiently? In an effort to understand the nature of this highly contagious virus, researchers have been drawing comparisons with SARS-CoV and this new coronavirus SARS-CoV2. SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 share 86% of the same genomic sequence. SARS-CoV was regarded as “the first pandemic of the 21st century” because it spread rapidly. But SARS-CoV-2 is spreading much quicker. In 2003, there was a reported 8,098 of SARS-CoV cases within 8 months with 774 deaths, which is a 10% case fatality ratio. By contrast, within 2 months of the start of the SARS-CoV2 outbreak, more than 82,000 people

COVID-19. Do you have a Plan?

Your COVID-19 Plan for Prevention and Early Treatment The treat of COVID-19 infection is a reality that we all face for at least the next few months; possibly longer. This post identifies the virus-fighting supplements you can use to help ward off the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Epidemiological statistics forecast that COVID-19 will peak at different times in the US. The unfortunate reality is that Virginia’s peak is predicted to occur on May 20th which is probably why Governor Northam issued a ‘stay at home’ policy until June 10th. Some speculate that warmer weather and higher humidity will reduce infection, but this is based on data from known viruses like influenza and the ‘com

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