Oklahoma is the 6th most Obese State, With the 6th Deadliest Covid Impact.
If you're still looking down at New York for their deadly Covid legacy, Oklahoma is now worse. This is according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic database, as compiled by CNN's news dept.
In fact, the worst hit states (adjusted for population) include Mississippi, Alabama, & Louisiana. Those states just also happen to be the most obese states in the nation.
To validate these findings we took the findings of a marketing research firm, a life insurance research firm, and compiled them with the Johns Hopkins fatality data.
Sure, there are an endless list of other factors which put other states in the 'Ten Worst', like New York's nursing home death chambers which were created by Gov. Cuomo's edict.
So despite any great medical innovations, or government programs, the reality of Covid-19 and it's scores of mutations is that it hits the obese much harder than a thinner person.
If govt. is to be blamed, its for failing to inform the people that losing weight is perhaps the greatest survival strategy. Had every obese person started losing 1 pound per week since March of last year, they could have lost 90 pounds by now, or stopped at whatever point they met their optimal size.
Instead our govt. told them to wear a mask and stay home.
There's only so much our govt can and should do for folks. Not all of them can reach and keep at their dream weight. Some are not mobile due to various disabilities. Some are obese because of drugs for serious mental illness. Still others have genetic complications causing obesity.
But we now know that a vaccine is becoming less and less what we'd hoped it would become.
Clearly we see that states with the higher obesity rates are also the states with the shortest average lifespans.
Study the full spreadsheet, here.