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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.

Over and Even Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg
The Souljazz Orchestra Under burning skies
Limousine Columbus
Silver Wings Merle Haggard
Midnight in Peckham Chaos in the CBD
What'cha Gonna Do About Me
The Fat Man Fats Domino
Samba Pa Ti Santana
Lionheart Emancipator

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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Canyon Walls Koresma
Sway (Instrumental) White Knight Instrumental

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

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Afrofunk Revolution IFA AFrobeat, Okwie Okili
Grito de Paz Bixiga 70

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