Covid-19 is the #2 killer of American men.
Obesity – 78% of people who were hospitalized, placed on a ventilator or died from COVID-19 were overweight or obese, 2021 (CDC)
– 40% of those who died of COVID-19 had diabetes, 2020 (CDC)
– 95% of diabetes is type 2 diabetes, which can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle change. (CDC)
Having diabetes increased the risk of death by 14%, 2021 (BMJ Open)
Ways to reduce your Covid-19 risk:
COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. (CDC)
Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds
- If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.
- If you are at increased risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, avoid crowded places and indoor spaces that do not have fresh air from the outdoors.
Resources for Covid-19 help:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization (WHO), Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019