As you probably know by now, the world has been struggling with another pandemic – this was way ahead of the covid 19 one. We’re talking about obesity. The terrible disease has begun spreading all over the globe and it’s killing millions annually.
During the coronavirus pandemic, obesity became a much larger enemy and people who suffered from it were exposed to higher risks of complications due to the disease triggered by the novel coronavirus.
They also saw higher risks for death.
Now, it’s been revealed that Bill Maher is blasting the media for putting the importance of such a subject on hold during the pandemic. Check out the latest reports below.
Ignoring obesity during the coronavirus pandemic
It’s been just reported that the television host and political commentator Bill Maher hammered the media for disregarding obesity’s role in the lethality of covid 19.
Maher appeared on the latest episode of “The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special” hosted by Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro and released over the weekend.
During the new interview, Maher said that members of the media have “blood on [their] hands” for downplaying or ignoring the dangers of obesity.”
Here’s what he said:
“Seventy-eight percent of the people who died or are hospitalized are obese. And that’s another one that’s not a popular opinion to talk about, but I feel like I have to because it’s such a salient fact in this. If you just said to somebody, ‘Okay, there’s an x factor in this … this x factor accounts for 78% who die or go to the hospital.’ Wouldn’t you be a curious? If you were a news organization, wouldn’t you be talking about that fact all the time?”
It’s important to note the fact that a March 2021 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 79.1% of people hospitalized with covid 19 were overweight or obese.