No...but people that have been infected by Covid have natural antibody protection & memory B-cells that recognize any future re-infections. As an M.D., you know all this very well - so why do you keep undermining the power of natural antibody protection with those tens of millions of Americans that have already been infected & recovered from the virus? Therefore, many of these people are hesitant to take the vaccine but get lumped into the ad nuseam "anti-vaxx" category.Why complain when people are using wrong terminology? Kinda self explanatory. Natural immunity is also terminology used by antivaxxers that has caught on in wider circulation. People who have caught covid don't have natural immunity.
Shouldn't be a big surprise since MS is the #1 state with the highest obesity rate (over 40%!). In fact, 9 out of the top 10 are Southern states where the highest deaths & hospitalization rates have been occurring:MS is about to pass NJ for the worst mortality rate in the entire US. Golf clap....
And here again after a year & half of this pandemic, the #1 risk factor for complications of the virus are serious pre-existing medical conditions and obesity. The evidence is overwhelming and yet most of the medical community ignores this instead insisting that the young & healthy get vaccinated.
The dominant message so far in the coronavirus pandemic is that older people are the most at risk. But doctors on the front lines of Florida’s outbreak are also finding obesity is making it harder for people to fight off the virus, regardless of age.
"Dr. Craig Mallak’s work in the morgue tracking Broward County’s COVID-19 deaths startled him so much he shed pounds that he didn’t even need to lose."
“Obesity is a factor in a lot of cases,” Mallak, Broward’s chief medical examiner, said in an email. “Motivated me to lose 18 pounds in June, and I’m not overweight to start with.”
"Studies are showing that younger patients with COVID-19 who are admitted to the hospital are more likely to have obesity as an underlying factor. That’s been backed up by Kumar’s own observation in the ICU."
Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report | Coronavirus | The Guardian
Governments urged to prioritise obese people for vaccinations over greater risk of death from coronavirus
As a physician, maybe you could explain the pathological pathways of how obesity is so damaging to the immune system (e.g., obesity has more Ace2 receptors in the cells that attrack the virus, higher levels of chronic inflammation, higher levels of toxins in the blood, etc).