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Analyzing COVID vaccine inequity through an obesity lens – Los Angeles Times

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark focus the long battle between the medical establishment and the fat acceptance movement.



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Chrystal Bougon cried after the needle went into her arm. Not because her first dose of the Moderna vaccine hurt. But because, finally, being fat actually paid off.
The 53-year-old was inoculated in the parking lot of Kaiser Permanente in San José on a rainy Friday in March, four days after eligibility in California was broadened to include people with underlying conditions. Among them, a body mass index of 40 or more 233 pounds for an adult who is 5 feet 4 inches tall.
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