The world gets closer to a COVID-19 vaccine every day. However, research suggests that the coronavirus vaccine, like many others, could be less effective for obese adults. This is bad news for the 42.4% of Americans who fit that category.
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So far, we know that people with underlying health conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity—have the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. If the new research proves true, obese patients’ comorbidity means they will still face a heightened chance of infection and mortality even after a vaccine is developed.
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