Boris Johnson, of the few foreign politicians who sucks Trump's dick thinks that being overweight is bad for your health. He should know, he's fat and got the coronavirus.
[quote]Boris Johnson to launch war on fat after coronavirus scare
It’s all right for you thinnies, PM tells staff as he accepts obesity increases risk from Covid-19
Boris Johnson is preparing a “much more interventionist” drive to tackle obesity as part of the fight against coronavirus after his spell in hospital with the disease.
The prime minister told senior ministers and advisers, “I’ve changed my mind on this” and that he was drawing up a new strategy.
Research has found that being obese doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus. About one in three British adults is clinically obese, classified as those with a body mass index (BMI) above 30. It is one of the highest rates in the western world.
Mr Johnson is understood to be convinced that the reason he ended up in intensive care was because of his weight, which was 17 and a half stone before he was admitted to hospital. BMI is determined by a person’s weight relative to their height. At 5ft 9in, Mr Johnson’s score will have been about 36.
Obesity is a risk factor for other health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, which are also known to increase vulnerability to Covid-19.
Figures released by the health service yesterday revealed that a quarter of coronavirus patients who have died in hospitals in England had diabetes.
In a column for The Times, James Forsyth, political editor of The Spectator, disclosed that the prime minister remarked “it’s all right for you thinnies” when discussing the disease in Downing Street. Mr Johnson believes that the pandemic provides an opportunity for the government to reinforce the message that people need to lead healthy lives. He is said to be “obsessed” with encouraging more people to cycle to work and believes it is a good moment to “get Britain on its bike”.