When two pandemics meet

2020 Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Journal  
The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged in the middle of another pandemic which is far from under control: the cardiometabolic syndrome pandemic. Recently published data suggests patients with obesity are at a higher risk of being hospitalized and placed on a mechanical ventilator for COVID-19 than patients with a normal body weight. We discuss the pathophysiology behind this relationship and the implications in the global fight against COVID-19. M (2020)When two pandemics meet.. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab J Volume 4(2): 1-3.
doi:10.31038/edmj.2020423 fatcat:iubx7qx63zbgtmc6tmac3zf3yu