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4/17/2020, Wired, Covid-19 Does Not Discriminate by Body Weight, by Christy Harrison

“The fact that researchers have been pointing to body size as a risk factor for weeks now, even in the absence of much evidence, is a clear example of how weight stigma gets enacted in science. “Consider the questions of whether high-BMI folks are at increased risk for contracting Covid-19—and if they do contract it, whether they have poorer outcomes,” says Lindo Bacon, a weight-science researcher and author of the books Health at Every Size and Body Respect. “First, notice the bias built into the questions. There is some indication that opposing hypotheses are better supported by current research—whether they are at lower risk, and have better outcomes—but I haven’t seen anyone frame their questions that way yet.”” Click here to read article.