This Group of People Is More Likely To Give You COVID-19 Than Others
Researchers discovered that individuals in the top 18$ of BMI multiplied by age (BMI-years) released 80 percent respiratory droplets. Study participants with the lowest BMI-years released almost less than half of the group with the highest BMI-years.
“We have done a number of other studies over the last 9 months, and we always see this. The signature of superspreading of airborne infectious disease may be quite directly related to this phenotypical variation in exhaled respiratory droplets between individuals,” Edwards explained. “Part of your immune system is your mucus. So, when you lose that barrier function, there’s a weakening of the immune system. We think with all these factors ― [increasing] BMI, age, infection ― there’s a correlation between weakened immunity and more respiratory droplets,” he added.
Not only is a higher BMI dangerous for others, but it is also dangerous for you if you contract COVID-19. Read on to find out how.