Category Archives: Covid-19

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

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

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

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

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

In the US it is always someone else’s fault.

If you are arrested by the police for breaking the law it is the police fault.

If you get Covid-19 it is Trump’s fault.

However, 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.

This is a wake up call.

From Houston Methodist.

“Anyone can get infected with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But, as we continue to learn more about this new disease, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some people are more vulnerable to severe illness than others — including those who are very overweight.

“People may not realize this, but obesity in and of itself is a risk factor for being hospitalized or placed in the ICU as a result of COVID-19,” says Dr. Kyle Stephens, weight loss surgeon at Houston Methodist. “And this is particularly concerning since we also know that about 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese.”

Given that this new virus is going to be among us for some time, here are three things Dr. Stephens wants everyone to know about obesity and COVID-19.

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.”

A severe case can be much harder to recover from

It’s still unclear why obesity puts a person at higher risk, but there are some theories.

“One thought is that the infection may exacerbate the breathing difficulties that overweight people often experience, even if they don’t know it. Another theory is that obesity may increase the chance of a person experiencing “cytokine storm” — a life-threatening immune-related complication of COVID-19. Lastly, having more fat may help the virus stick around longer due to molecular properties of both fat cells and this particular virus,” explain Dr. Stephens.

Whatever the reason for a person’s increased risk, it’s important to keep in mind that the sicker you get, the longer it will take you to recover.

“Aside from the immediate risk to your life, a severe illness likely also means a longer recovery, and may even result in longterm damage to your lungs,” explains Dr. Stephens. “If your illness becomes so severe that you end up in an ICU and/or on a ventilator, your recovery could possibly take months.””

Read more:

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

 

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https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

Covid-19 lies destroyed, 1.3 % of Covid pneumonia flu deaths for week ending July 4, Deaths plummeted, Cases indicative of increased testing, Prove less fatal

Covid-19 lies destroyed, 1.3 % of Covid pneumonia flu deaths for week ending July 4, Deaths plummeted, Cases indicative of increased testing, Prove less fatal

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“There were 58,148 total deaths the week ending 2/1/2020, pre Covid-19, in the middle of winter and flu season. There were 15,221 total deaths the week ending 6/20/2020”…Citizen Wells

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

All you hear from the lying fake news media and ill informed politicians is about the uptick in Covid-19 cases.

Well duh! Of course.

From day one they have screamed about the need for more testing.

All this proves is that Covid-19 is less fatal to folks under 55 with no severe pre existing conditions and folks not in unprotected nursing homes.

For the week ending July 4, 2020, of the deaths from Covid-19, pneumonia and flu, only 1.3 % were from Covid-19!!

From the CDC for the week ending July 4, 2020.

…………Total
…………Deaths…. Covid-19

0-24 …..143 ……….0
25-34…. 219……… 0
35-44…. 299……… 5
45-54….. 639……. 13
55-64… 1,558……. 12
65-74… 2,498……. 51
75-84…. 3,303…… 41
84-on…. 4,655…… 55

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex

From The Blaze.

“Horowitz: The media’s coronavirus con: Would you rather be Florida/Texas or NY/NJ?

From listening to the mindless tropes from fact-free media headlines, one would think that all the Southern states are now at least as bad as New York was in March, if not worse; that the virus is intensifying; that it’s all taking place in states that didn’t lock down properly or long enough; and that the virus re-emerged because lockdowns were lifted, despite the funny timing of this “surge.” As such, only indefinite lockdowns can save us.

In fact, most of the surge is superficial and illusory, built on numerous accounting gimmicks. In addition, the virus is weakening more than ever; even the worst states are better than New York was; the superficial surge affects the states that were never hard-hit – both lockdown and non-lockdown states alike; the timing does not coincide with the reopening but with other factors; and the biggest factors driving it – border medical tourism, illegal alien agriculture workers, and possibly rioters – are completely ignored by the same people who are screaming “Coronavirus!” in a crowded theater.”

Read more:

https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-medias-coronavirus-con-would-you-rather-be-florida-texas-or-ny-nj?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200707Trending-HorowitzNYNJTXAZ&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

From Rush Limbaugh.

“COVID Deaths Plummet, But the So-Called News Remains Negative”

“The number of deaths associated with COVID-19 are way down. It’s why they’re not being reported. The game here is to scare you into siding up with a new lockdown. They want you to hear all these brand-new numbers of cases as deaths. But deaths are down. The curve was flattened.”

“RUSH: Okay. So back to the theme, we don’t know what to believe. The news is conflicting with seemingly every report. We’re being inundated with news reports daily, hourly, on the record number of cases. We are, thus, to assume that those cases equal death, either now or eventually. And yet the actual percentage, number of deaths is declining, is declining so rapidly that the CDC says we may not even be near epidemic, much less pandemic, circumstances here.

Now, contrast that. Here’s some headlines from just the past couple days in the Drive-By Media. CNN: “As Trump gaslights America about coronavirus, Republicans face a critical choice.”

NPR: “Despite rising coronavirus cases, Trump’s focus appears to be elsewhere.”

Slate.com: “The economy is not going back to normal.”

From the BBC: “Coronavirus, FDA chief refuses to back Trump’s vaccine prediction.”

CNN: “U.S. is still knee-deep in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says.”

New York Times: “How America lost the war on COVID-19.”

Not a single hint of optimism. Just a never-ending, relentless pessimism about COVID-19 politicized to the max to make Trump look like a fool or a sociopath. That’s the express purpose. And it extends to issues beyond the virus in terms of what’s true, what isn’t, and most of it isn’t.”

Read more:

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/07/covid-deaths-plummet-but-the-so-called-media-remains-negative/

Covid-19, pneumonia and flu all diseases that should be taken seriously.

But we don’t go around screaming “the sky is falling” every flu season.

Deaths are the apples in the apples to apples comparisons and reveal the ultimate impact of these diseases.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://eachstorytold.com/

 

Dump Cooper mask, Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Top city officials of Greensboro, Gov Cooper makes citizens wear masks gave “protesters” Nazis run of state, Speedway fans “Imminent Hazard”

Dump Cooper mask, Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Top city officials of Greensboro, Gov Cooper makes citizens wear masks gave “protesters” Nazis run of state, Speedway fans “Imminent Hazard”

“These Democrats — and I’m sorry to say this, I’m not trying to be racist — but they hate black people. These are the same people who fought to keep slavery in. These are the same people who built the KKK. These are the same people who hated us from the beginning. The Republican Party is the party of the blacks … but all of that history has been torn away.”...Bevelyn Beatty

“Well, Gov. Cooper has his own “rules” when it comes to curbing the spread of COVID-19. They are not the same for everyone.…Wayne Ford, Greensboro News Record

“The Speedway’s recent actions constitute an imminent hazard for the spread of COVID-19, an acute threat to North Carolinians which must not continue,”…NC Governor Roy Cooper

 

I made a regular visit to Harris Teeter for groceries today.

Since wearing a mask is not supported by real science and often hazardous, I was inclined to not wear one. I could have used a religious or health deferral.

Governor Roy Cooper of NC issued a state mandate last week for wearing a mask in public places like grocery stores.

So I wore one and it was a big hit.

The mask reads:

DUMP

COOPER

VAUGHAN &

TOP CITY OFFICIALS

IMPEACH

FIRE

VOTE OUT

The city officials refers to Greensboro, NC. Vaughan is mayor.

In the parking lot on the way in, a young man gave me a double thumbs up.

Soon after walking in, I encountered a lady, probably in my general age group, not wearing a mask. I gave her a thumbs up.

She agreed with the mask.

The store was not crowded, but to my delight, several of the employees that I know agreed with me and one was emphatic about not voting for Cooper.

On the way out, the lady I had spoken to, told me about a customer leaving the store referring to me as having “white privilege.”

That is messed up.

About a week ago a group of “protesters” aka bullies, walked into this same store, sat and disrupted business for a short while.

They were mostly black.

They should have been arrested.

The nice lady also requested contact info for Citizen Wells.

If you are forced to wear a mask, face covering, I urge you to voice your protest as well.

Dump Cooper.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

Covid-19 facts not fake news lies, 43% of deaths in nursing homes, Gov Cooper et al enabled “protesters” failed public, Deaths not cases

Covid-19 facts not fake news lies, 43% of deaths in nursing homes, Gov Cooper et al enabled “protesters” failed public, Deaths not cases

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“There were 58,148 total deaths the week ending 2/1/2020, pre Covid-19, in the middle of winter and flu season. There were 15,221 total deaths the week ending 6/20/2020”…Citizen Wells

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

Cases of Covid-19 are up.

That is all the lying fake news media wants you to hear.

Why? It is all about removing President Trump.

Now the truth, facts, reality check from Citizen Wells.

The true arbiter of the impact on our health is death.

Something we can use as an apples to apples comparison.

In any given year, Americans dies from a myriad of diseases and accidents.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/04/01/no-wuhan-covid-19-us-problem-ny-nj-problem-typical-year-almost-3-million-deaths-647k-heart-disease-600k-cancer-flu-pneumonia-7th-end-shutdowns-cure-worse-than-disease/

Also, as reported at Citizen Wells, the vast majority of Covid-19 deaths happen to older folks and those with preexisting conditions.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/05/11/covid-19-wuhan-virus-deaths-facts-over-fake-news-age-55-over-92-age-65-over-80-high-percentage-in-long-term-care-aka-nursing-homes-governors-lousy-job/

Now let’s look at the latest data from the CDC, week ending June 20, 2020.

There were 271 Covid-19 deaths for the week ending 6/20/2020 with 90 % being age 55 or over.

Total deaths for the week were 15,221.

Peak Covid-19 deaths occurred the week ending 4/18/2020.

There were 16,343 Covid-19 deaths.

93 % of those were age 55 and over.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex

It is clear that Covid-19 deaths have plummeted despite the increase in recorded cases.

It is also clear that the vast majority of the deaths have happened to older Americans and those with compromised health.

What we do not yet know is the impact of “protesters”, thugs, rioters and modern day Nazis given carte blanche to gather and create bedlam by governors like NC Roy Cooper, the same governor who referred to the Ace Speedway gatherings as a “Imminent Hazard.”

Time will tell.

“Since some of our earliest news about Covid-19 came out of a nursing home in Washington State, we had a proper heads up.

Conclusion: governors and states apparently have done a poor job of protecting our most vulnerable populations in nursing homes and probably overreacted in regard to the rest of the population.

The fake news media has not helped.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/05/11/covid-19-wuhan-virus-deaths-facts-over-fake-news-age-55-over-92-age-65-over-80-high-percentage-in-long-term-care-aka-nursing-homes-governors-lousy-job/

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https://citizenwells.com/

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