Obesity & COVID-19

2021-03-23T09:05:05-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: covid-19|Tags: , |

Blog by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, Obesity Canada At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada and its partners made a call to action to consider the intersection of weight bias, obesity stigma and COVID-19 and [...]

Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes

2020-10-09T10:50:01-04:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: covid-19|Tags: , , , , |

By: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada has been advocating for the consideration of the needs of people living with obesity in COVID-19 pandemic responses.  Recognizing that [...]

COVID-19 Infographic

2020-04-02T11:00:42-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: covid-19|Tags: |

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disesase - 2019) is a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. If you are living with overweight, obesity or diabetes, you are not at increased risk for developing COVID-19 - but you may be at risk for more severe [...]

Obesity Canada recommendations regarding Coronavirus

2020-04-01T13:10:05-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: covid-19, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are aware of the concerns raised by the Coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19), and our thoughts are with everyone who has been directly affected. The health and wellbeing of our members is of utmost importance. Recommendations from the Centres [...]

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