Does El Salvador have the right idea to help fight the virus?

El Salvador announced recently that it is urging its citizens to work towards an “ideal weight” fostering a healthy diet and engaging in exercise to reduce complications from the WuFlu.

The health information disseminated by the Salvadoran government through its new PSA aligns with the findings of other government health agencies around the world, including those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Older adults and people with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic illness are the groups at most risk of mortality,” the announcement says.

In a notice posted to its official website on December 9, 2021, the U.S. CDC advised that people with certain medical conditions such as “obesity” and “[being] overweight” are “more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. The risk of severe COVID-19 illness increases sharply with elevated BMI.”

Since things such as diabetes, weight gain, heart disease and more can adversely affect the severity of the disease. Encouraging people to get more sun and exercise to fight these co-morbidities. Even according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA); which says, “If you are overweight, losing weight may help you prevent and manage these conditions, and you don’t have to lose a lot to improve your health—even losing 10–15 pounds can make a big difference.”
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