Guilford County Schools Fall 2020 staff handbook omits obesity as Covid-19 higher risk but quotes CDC, Educators fail to educate, Legal negligence

Guilford County Schools Fall 2020 staff handbook omits obesity as Covid-19 higher risk but quotes CDC, Educators fail to educate, Legal negligence

“Having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”…CDC

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension”… Kaiser Permanente study

“This is a wake up call. About 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese. This puts people at a highrer risk for Covid-19 complications and other health issues.”…Citizen Wells

 

“Long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US.

Obesity.

The elephant in the room.

Nobody wants to talk about it including the fake news media.

Recently I learned of the death from Covid-19 of a young woman in her mid twenties. The mother stated that her daughter had no pre existing conditions.

The photo of the young woman appeared to reveal that she was overweight.”

https://citizenwells.com/2020/08/02/obesity-epidemic-preceded-covid-19-pandemic-and-contributes-to-complications-and-death-42-percent-of-us-adults-obese-27-increased-risk-factor-40-bmi-doubles-risk/

The staff working at public schools are a subset of the US population.

Many are obese.

Many concerns and questions have been offered as schools around the country reopen.

Masks are required as well as social distancing and extra cleaning measures.

The Guilford County NC (Greensboro) school system, one of the largest in the nation, produced a handbook for their staff.

Fall 2020 Staff Handbook.

“Persons at Higher Risk

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), persons at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include people 65 years and older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease requiring dialysis, people with liver disease and people with compromised immune systems. ”

https://www.gcsnc.com/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=134206&dataid=133030&FileName=GCS2020-Handbook-STAFF-withlinks6.pdf

Why did they leave out obesity?

From the CDC website:

People of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html

This is not only a concern for school staff, but for the family members of children.

Are they being educated???

From Houston Methodist.

“A person’s weight alone can increase his or her risk

By now, you’ve likely heard that older adults and people with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, are more vulnerable to developing a severe case of COVID-19.

But, even if you feel healthy, just being heavily overweight can increase your risk of severe illness as well.

“In fact, obesity is the number one risk factor for developing a severe case of COVID-19 in people under the age of 55,” warns Dr. Stephens. “People don’t always see obesity as abnormal, since it’s quite prevalent, but it’s important to know if your weight is putting you at risk for COVID-19, as well as other health conditions.”

A person is considered obese if he or she has more body fat than what’s considered healthy for his or her height. A quick measurement called body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool for obesity.

“Having a BMI of 30 or higher increases a person’s risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19 by 27%,” Dr. Stephens says. “And a BMI of 40 or higher doubles a person’s risk.””

https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2020/jun/obesity-and-covid-19-can-your-weight-alone-put-you-at-higher-risk/

KAISER STUDY: SEVERE OBESITY BOOSTS RISK OF COVID-19 DEATH, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension, according to a study of patient records that researchers from Kaiser Permanente published today.”

“This risk was most striking among those aged 60 years or younger and men,” the authors wrote.”

“Not only does being severely obese make it harder to breathe, but the adipose tissue fuels mechanisms that act like magnets for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19.”

https://www.ajmc.com/view/kaiser-severe-obesity-boosts-risk-of-covid-19-death-especially-for-the-young

Educators not educating!

Very disturbing.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

 

7 responses to “Guilford County Schools Fall 2020 staff handbook omits obesity as Covid-19 higher risk but quotes CDC, Educators fail to educate, Legal negligence

  1. “Long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US. Obesity.”…Citizen Wells

  2. CW…….
    ……….you are 100%correct. Obesity is what it is, but it also contributes to a whole range of secondary health problems two of which is HEART problems, and RESPIRATORY problems. Secondary to these are MUSCULAR, problems and still another is BALANCE. Heart, and muscular problems generate other problems such as blood flow. Dietary problems, add to the magnitude of many of the secondary problems arising from basic obesity. In short obesity leads to lots of serious health issues. Glad you posted the thread!!!!!

  3. May pay them a visit this afternoon.

  4. oldsailor, et al.
    I have all kinds of “standing.”

  5. CW………
    ……..interestingly during WW2 we didn’t see much obesity. The people who worked in defense plants had to be able to stand on their feet for at least 8 hrs. straight. My mother worked at General Electric as a welder. She later contracted severe respiratory problems because of the smoke which came from both the welding rod and the components being welded. When the war ended she had severe lung problems. She had been in a weight class that is sometimes referred to as “petite”. After three years at GE she had lost over 50 lbs of weight. I try to keep in mind that the so called DEPRESSION lasted clear up to and well into the WAR years. I was born early into the depression. I also think that the depression was a large part of the reason why there wasn’t much obesity in America through that period. After the war ended is probably where most of the obesity really began to explode. Subsequent to WW2 I have watched our society become more obese, health problems have increased along with the obesity.

  6. CW……..
    ……you are right when you say that educators no longer EDUCATE. Those who do TEACH seem to want to teach only the LIBERAL LEFT sort of BALONEY. Here is something to think about; several years back a group of people wanted to try to determine the actual IQ of college grads. They approached this by advertising to hire for a specific job which required a sheepskin. They had well over 100 applicants, each of whom were required to take a GENERAL SKILLS TEST. Really the test was a 1960 8th grade SAT test. Out of 100 only 11 passed the 8th grade level SAT test……..so how the hell did they pass the college final after which they possessed a college degree?

  7. Pingback: CDC adds overweight to Covid-19 risk factors, “over 71% of Americans aged 20 and older are considered overweight or obese.”, Public schools taking action? | Citizen WElls

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