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4/29/2020, Health, The CDC Says ‘Severely Obese’ People Are at Greater Risk for COVID-19 Complications—but Are They Really?, by Kasandra Brabaw

““Fatphobia is behind most interpretations of data regarding the coronavirus and high weight,” says Lindo Bacon, PhD, author of Health At Every Size. “Because you can’t disentangle the effect of fatness versus being a victim of fat stigma, it’s dubious to attribute anything that shows up in large bodies to fatness itself.” Being at a higher weight—especially when that weight falls under the CDC’s category of severe obesity—in a fatphobic culture means facing sometimes daily discrimination: people calling you names as you walk down the street, giving you dirty looks as you try to buy groceries, or mooing at you from passing cars.” Click here to read article.