101: Are Fat People at Higher Risk From COVID?


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Now that the panini has been going on for a while the science nerds have been able to collect more evidence to support the idea that fat people are going around eating people in the street and giving them covid. Right? Or are other science boffins telling us something else? Let’s look at what we know so far and discuss inequalities in healthcare - and one glaring issue that you may never even heard about. TW: there are some mentions of violent healthcare fatphobia in this episode, plus talk about needles.

Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/101

Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org

Cat’s Study Survey found here - tinyurl.com/VaxxC19

Cat’s blog post: https://www.friendofmarilyn.com/blog/onprotectingfatpeoplefromcv19

Even when getting vaccinated against Covid, fatphobia runs rampant - Ally Garrett: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/14/even-when-getting-vaccinated-against-covid-fatphobia-runs-rampant

Vaccine Injections for Fat People: https://www.fatbesties.ca/blog/vaccine-injections-for-fat-people

Resisting fatphobia in the time of COVID-19 - Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-01-resisting-fatphobia-covid-.html

Research paper called Resisting the problematisation of fatness in COVID-19: In pursuit of health justice: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920315235

Weight and prognosis for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection during the pandemic period between 2009 and 2011: a systematic review of observational studies with meta-analysis: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23744235.2016.1201721?journalCode=infd20

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