Mudcat Café message #4041596 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4041596
Posted By: Iains
23-Mar-20 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic
Almost two thirds of critically ill coronavirus patients are overweight and 37% are under 60, NHS audit reveals

    Excess weight against chest makes it harder for muscles to draw in deep breath
    Weak immune system allows COVID-19 to spread to lungs and cause pneumonia
    These two factors may explain why two thirds of ICU coronavirus patients obese
    Comes as coronavirus death toll in UK rises to 281 and infections sit at 5,600