France’s chief epidemiologist: US will ‘probably have the most problems’ with coronavirus, partly due to obesity
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Being overweight is a major risk factor for those infected with coronavirus, leaving the U.S. particularly at risk, according to France’s chief epidemiologist Jean-François Delfraissy.
“This virus is terrible, it can hit young people, in particular obese young people. Those who are overweight really need to be careful,” Delfraissy told Franceinfo radio.
“That is why we’re worried about our friends in America, where the problem of obesity is well-known and where they will probably have the most problems because of obesity,” said Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the epidemic.
Delfraissy said up to 25 percent of French citizens are at risk of severe coronavirus complications due to age, preexisting conditions or obesity. He said that the mortality rate for those with severe respiratory illness due to coronavirus …continued .
[Source: Fox News]