Obsessed with Rocketry
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- Jan 24, 2009
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- Glennville, GA
Being overweight will increase the risk of death from all illnesses to include flu and COVID. It is more pronounced and increases with age and other illness with COVID.Hi Chuck... Given recent statements from the CDC, can you "dumb this down" for me?
I'm a mid 50s generally healthy male a bit overweight but no major problems.
Its a risky world but I take precautions where I can. I buckel my seat belt every time I'm in the car.... But: For example, flu has some particular infection fatality rate and a case fatality rate that we can measure. I get the flu vaccine every year to reduce the chance that I get infected and become a case (and am inconvenienced by symptoms) and potentially die (my demographic this is rare). Let's call my chances as a flu-vaxxed guy of getting sick if exposed with flu X and dying from it Y if I become a case.
I'm also fully vaxxed with the Pfizer COVID vaccine.
Are my chances of getting sick if exposed to COVID similar to X or notably better or worse? And if I become a COVID case, are my chances of dying from it similar to Y or notably better or worse?
I'm trying to place my current risk due to COVID into a familiar context for comparison.
(PS: I live in a low infection area trending well, and my wife and I --fully vaxxed-- will eat out at a restaurant on Saturday for the first time since this all started!)
I am glad we are getting rid of the masks for the immunized, but remember that this does not apply to hospitals and clinics. This might help me get rid of some shots at risk of expiration.