Fat people, weak but forgotten in Kovid-19 crisis

“It’s been a long time since I looked up and down. Before, it was out of the corner of my eye, without insistence. Today’s The look is no longer the same. ” Behind the masks, Paul (name has been changed), 46, felt a change in outlook.

Strictly obese, this civil servant living in Seine-Saint-Denis has been subjected to strict hygiene discipline for a year: telecommunications, limited to races once a week, stricter respect for handicap gestures … Also, When we allow ourselves to ask a supermarket customer to put his mask back on his nose and this one measures him, Paul is now looking up. ‚ÄúThere was a time when we all were in the same basket when this virus came. Today, the collective rift starts, we are made to understand that we are suffering, we believe that if the hospitals are full then it is our fault. “” We “, These are people suffering from obesity.

Because these are actually two epidemics that overlap and collide. One, more recently, Kovid-19, which has affected more than 130 million people worldwide in fifteen months and resulted in 2.8 million casualties. Other, chronic, obesity, which affects 13% of the world’s population, but which has tripled in forty years and is taking alarming proportions in many countries.

Obesity is not a communicable disease, but of course the World Health Organization (WHO) does not hesitate to call it an epidemic, it spreads rapidly, and the number of deaths from it results in each year: 2.8 million.

In the spring of 2020, as the world stunned the SARS-CoV-2 virus, obesity – usually defined when body mass index (BMI), weight divided by height class, is over 30 – quickly. Emerged as a risk factor for developing from. Critical variants of Kovid-19. Very quickly, revivals noted that about one in two patients in their departments were suffering from it, and Emanuel Macron noted on March 12, in his first French address on the health crisis, with obesity, diabetes and cancer. However, care was not followed, and a year later, the dominant feeling is that a population was driven out, without adequate protection and special vaccination.

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“A Textbook Case of French Health Policy”

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