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External factors such as obesity have been linked to a high death rate from COVID-19. On the ons.gov.uk website, it reads that adults with obesity are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those without obesity. This is likely due to the fact that those with obesity are already suffering health conditions causing their overall physical wellbeing to be worse, as well as obesity which is itself a dangerous health condition. The same increase in death rate has been seen for habitual smokers, those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and asthma as well.

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