January 25, 2022

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Should government be more effective in fighting obesity?  |  Join the conversation

Should government be more effective in fighting obesity? | Join the conversation

According to Van der Voort, an IC problem would not exist if everyone in the Netherlands had a BMI of less than 25. People with a BMI of 25 or more were overweight. A BMI of 30 or more means you are dangerously overweight. In 2020, nearly 50 percent of Dutch adults were overweight, according to a Health/Lifestyle Monitor survey. 14 percent were dangerously overweight.

According to the National Foundation for the Evaluation of Intensive Care (NICE), about 80 percent of corona patients in the intensive care unit are overweight. The proportion of corona patients in the intensive care unit who are seriously overweight is 40 percent.

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Petra believes it is time for a different approach than just vaccination.

This Twitter user says the government should use punishment or coercion when it comes to vaccination. Kelly asks if overweight people should also be penalized, given the higher percentage of overweight patients in IC.

Madeleine believes it is unfair that the entire community is being locked up by obese people. She believes it is time to tackle the obesity problem.

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