A new study suggests the coronavirus mRNA vaccines may not be as effective when administered to obese people.
So far, only 15% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated against Covid-19. Of that number, less than 1% are Black.
The CDC even has a term for it: Black vaccine hesitancy.
According to the news media, the vaccines are "safe and effective." Yet obese Black women are dying within hours after receiving their vaccine doses. A majority of Black women who reportedly died after receiving the vaccines are obese.
A new study out of Italy found that Pfizer's vaccines may be less effective in obese people who received both doses.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute Regina Elena determined that obese people produced only half of the antibodies compared with people with a normal body mass index (BMI).
"Since obesity is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality for patients with Covid-19, it is mandatory to plan an efficient vaccination program in this subgroup," the study's authors wrote.
In addition to obesity, other risk factors for Covid-19 include respiratory disorders, heart disease, diabetes, HIV and smoking.
Researchers say further studies are needed to determine why the vaccines are less effective for obesity people.
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Lizzo and Tommy Hilfiger are teaming up to launch a new thong line based on the pop singer's own extensive line of stretched out thongs.
Back in December, Hilfiger, 68, announced he was interested in working with Lizzo on an upcoming line. His people reached out to her people, and she is down to launch a new line featuring her signature thongs.
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TMZ bumped into Lizzo after she snagged the Entertainer of the Year award at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend. When she was asked about her plans for a new line, she confirmed she was in touch with the famed designer.
The morbidly obese singer is known as much for her exhibitionism as she is for her singing. She caught heat last year when she twerked in a black thong and a black cut out tee at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
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The 31-year-old singer spends a great deal of time exposing herself on social media.
This form of exhibitionism is diagnosed as Exhibitionist disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Edition 5 (DSM-5). The sufferer is sexually aroused when people view her naked or partially nude body.
Exhibitionism is more common in men.
Question: Do you plan to purchase Lizzo's new thong line?
Statistics show over 60 percent of adult black women are overweight and more than 40% of black women are obese. Obesity is defined as having considerably more body fat than is optimally healthy.
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