Coronavirus: Research needed into links between obesity and serious cases

CyprusMail | May 23, 2020 at 4:51 PM
  • Links between obesity and the more serious cases of Covid-19 are being more thoroughly researched, Petros Karayiannis, virologist and member of the government’s scientific advisory team, has told the Sunday Mail.
  • Cyprus’ obesity rate is 21.80 per cent.
  • The Lancet, the weekly medical journal, also published data from New York City which suggest that obesity might be a risk factor for ICU admission among coronavirus patients, especially among those younger than 60 years.