[Global Times reporter Miao Tao] recently, local outbreaks have occurred in various parts of the UK. In order to prevent the full outbreak of the second wave of the epidemic this autumn, the British government plans to let the obese people in the high incidence areas stay at home, together with the elderly and the weak, that is, people over 50 years old.
according to the Daily Telegraph on the 8th, British cabinet officials revealed that the government is working out a more elaborate and complex anti epidemic plan. It is part of the plan to let older and obese people go out as little as possible. Because of their weak resistance, they are more likely to be infected with new crowns outdoors. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the 1.6 and 2.3 times the risk of new crown pneumonia among overweight and obese people, according to a previous study in Britain.
as soon as the plan came out, it was opposed by the local government. Some officials said that it was to let half the population of local villages and towns live at home. Another cabinet member admitted that it was not easy to implement the measures. In terms of age, it affected too many people, and not every fat man was unhealthy. There are also people who believe that this measure is unfair to the elderly, and the government should urge young people to go less to bars and beaches and abide by social distance.