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‘Weight isn’t always within your control’: Why some states are prioritizing obesity patients for the COVID-19 vaccine – USA TODAY

Studies have shown that people with obesity are more likely to have worse outcomes from COVID-19 than others with a lower body mass index (BMI).

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Four million doses will be released on March 2 with a total of 20 million to be released by the end of March.
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Patty Nece hasnt been inside a retail store foran entire year. 
Even though most Virginia businesses reopened by July and grocery stores remained opened throughout the pandemic, the 62-year-old hasn’t dared to step inside one since last March, as her obesity puts her at risk for severe COVID-19.
Because of her disease, shes eligible to get the vaccine and has an appointment for…

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