I limit it to a trip to the corner shop every couple of days just like during the lockdown, there's just no enjoyment in life anymore. Even a potential holiday no longer offers an escape from the misery of daily life, as COVID is everywhere.
I see in myself and the people I know it's also causing a lot of mental illness issues (usually hidden ones that surface due to all the extra stress of this 'new normal'), and all treatments for things that aren't COVID are at a minimum level around here.
We really need to find a real solution soon so we can pick up our lives again. I for one will never get used to this 'new normal' being normal at all and I definitely don't want to. For me life right now is not worth living and the only thing that keeps me going is the hope that it can return to the real normal and I can pick up the pieces of my life.
So to be honest, my obesity (and even the risk of dying from COVID itself) is the least of my worries right now.
For every Covid Fifteen Plus I also know a Covid Fifteen Minus. This may, of course, be limited to tech folks.
> We really need to find a real solution soon so we can pick up our lives again.
New York (and other countries) demonstrated the solution and will be back to a semblance of normal probably by September/October.
Places like Texas and California didn't have to be hugely locked down because it wasn't circulating like New York. Basic precautions would have sufficed to run the R0 below 1.0 and wipe Covid out.
But noooooooOOOOOOooooooo ... the rest of the US was to fsking stupid to do basic things like not have parties with 30 people so now they either need to go full-on New York or they're going to be in a shitty state indefinitely.
No big need to wear a mask outdoors unless in crowds or close conversation, in Japan they call it 'the three C's'
If I'm out and about I do hold my breath for a few seconds if a jogger or cyclist passes close by, but if I forget I don't let it bother me.
> Slow walkers had the highest risk of severe COVID19 regardless of obesity status. For example, compared to normal weight brisk walkers, the
odds of severe COVID-19 in obese brisk walkers was 1.39 (0.99, 1.98), whereas the odds in
normal weight slow walkers was 2.48 (1.56, 3.93).
We await Parent's elucidation of why slow walking pace is a moral failing for which people should be excoriated.
There's been discussions ad nauseam about how to minimize the threat of COVID-19 (social distancing, hygiene, face coverings, etc.), yet one comment pointing out a way to create a healthier population to begin with is considered hateful by you. Apparently it's hateful to want overweight and obese people to change their behavior so that they are better able to fight off deadly viruses in the future.
Yes, it is, in that it is in practice simply a way to discard their humanity and value by blaming them for having a condition which is medically highly intractable, not well understood, and has been the subject of intensive focus for decades with little success in treatment or mitigation.
Any time someone trots out the "I wish people with X would just exercise some personal responsibility" they have done this.
It is worth pointing out that the authors attempted to control for the reasons you listed above e.g. ( age, health issues, weight) as part of the covariate analysis. The conclusion is that in terms of risk: obese & slow > slow > obese > Normal
normal & slow = obese & slow > obese & brisk > normal & brisk