Once you’re hospitalised, Covid-19 is just as deadly as Ebola

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Once you’re hospitalised, Covid-19 is just as deadly as Ebola

Excess weight is one of the most deadly risk factors, with obese people 40% less likely to survive, study finds

Laura Donnelly

Obese people hospitalised with Covid-19 are almost 40% more likely to die than other patients, the first major study in Britain has found.

Researchers said the findings also suggest that for patients who end up in hospital with Covid-19, the virus is just as deadly as Ebola.

The research on almost 17,000 cases admitted to hospital found that excess weight is one of the most deadly risk factors...

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