Analysis | How Covid-19 Has Turned the Spotlight Back on Obesity: QuickTake

Washington Post | Jan 13, 2021 at 11:40 AM

The coronavirus highlighted the risks created by another escalating health emergency: obesity. The prevalence of obesity has almost tripled in the past four decades and is still rising. Obese people have a higher risk of suffering complications or dying from Covid-19, while also being vulnerable to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.” Tougher rules have forced more disclosure on food labels. Now money

New coronavirus strain likely to fast-track herd immunity in Russia – scientist

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 13, 2021 at 11:16 AM

The possible spread of the so-called British strain of the coronavirus across Russia, which is believed to be more contagious, could speed up the herd immunity process, Director of Kazan Federal University’s Research Clinical Center for Precision and Regenerative Medicine Albert Rizvanov told TASS on Wednesday.