Hundreds of thousands of Covid 19 deaths could have been avoided if obesity had been tackled was the comment in late February 2021 of the World Obesity Federation.(WOF).
9 in 10 Covid-19 deaths are linked to obesity in those countries with high obesity rates. This includes the UK which has the world’s third-highest death rate and the fourth highest obesity rate. The report says the death rate is 10 times higher in countries where half or more of the population is overweight. Compare the death rates of the UK to that of Vietnam. 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths so far were in countries with high levels of obesity.