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The Shortcomings of BMI As a Vaccine Eligibility Metric

Should we really be putting high BMI in the same category as pulmonary disease and cancer?

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On February 14, New York State released a new set of eligibility criteria for the Covid-19 vaccine. While the initial phases of the vaccine rollout focused on older adults, first responders, and other essential workers…

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Virginia Sole-Smith

Virginia Sole-Smith

Author of THE EATING INSTINCT and forthcoming FAT KID PHOBIA. Newsletter: https://virginiasolesmith.substack.com/ Everything else: https://virginiasolesmith.com

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