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Millions of Americans Qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccine Based on BMI. Why Should We Apologize for It? – Vogue

I’m delighted that my weight will afford me protection against COVID-19, an illness that my BMI puts me at greater risk for. But given my history navigating the…

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To paraphrase the writer Lindy West: Hello, I am fat, and Im getting the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday because of it. Im far from alone in this endeavor: On February 5, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a long list of comorbidities that qualified individuals to receive the vaccine, and among them wasyesobesity, defined as having a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher. (For context, a so-called normal BMI for a five-foot-seven woman would require her to weigh between 122 and 149 pounds.)
Given that approximately…

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