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Will obesity label turn some away from vaccination?

To some, obesity may seem a controversial reason to get a ticket to the front of the COVID-19 vaccination line. But to Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, it makes perfect sense.

“We do know that patients with obesity are getting sicker and they’re dying up to three-to-four times more than those that don’t have this disease,” said Dr. Stanford, an obesity medicine specialist at Mass. General Hospital.

“Don’t see this as a negative thing, it is a disease, it warrants treatment. We know that it’s a high-risk factor for sickness and death from COVID, so why not get the vaccine for these individuals.”

But apparently, some individuals with obesity are having a difficult time coming face-to-face with a diagnosis they’ve tried hard to forget.


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