https://www.europeanscientist.com/en/article-of-the-week/covid-19-and-the-elephant-in-the-room/

April 16, 2020

Covid 19 and the elephant in the room

Covid 19 and the elephant in the room
Obesity and chronic metabolic disease is killing COVID -19 patients: now is the time to eat real food, protect the NHS and save lives. 
(See link for article)
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**Comment**
Important quote: 
It is well known in the medical literature that excess body fat induces immune dysregulation and chronic inflammation which is directly linked to the cytokine storm that is responsible for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome seen in influenza and other respiratory viruses. (4)
The article also admits that it’s highly likely another international viral pandemic will occur in the future.  By addressing the underlying factors we would have a healthier population. It goes on to say:

“Hopefully if and when that occurs a lockdown will not be required.”

Don’t hold your breath.  From where I sit and from what I’m reading, future lockdowns with decreasing civil liberties are the wave of the future unless we speak up now.