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People with extra weight — those that have a BMI of at least 30 — are at a greater risk of falling severely ill from COVID-19. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Updates

Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

As cities offer vaccine appointments for people with a BMI of at least 30 — the medical benchmark for obesity — Dr. Fatima Stanford pushes back against the shame faced by those with the disease.

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Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++

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Sunday Puzzle: You Got An A++

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Seventeen-year-old Bradley Westlock receives his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. He and other teens in Sitka, Alaska, are eligible now that higher risk populations have already received the vaccination. Katherine Rose/KCAW hide caption

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Alaska Town Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 And Older

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Alaska Town Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 And Older

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People with extra weight — those that have a BMI of at least 30 — are at a greater risk of falling severely ill from COVID-19. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Updates

Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

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Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

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