No, it's not OK to shame people who gained weight during the pandemic

It was bound to happen. In a culture that often mistakes fitness for the gap between one's thighs, it's no surprise that people who gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic became the target of a lecture about eating too many empty calories. 
This week, Jane Brody, the New York Times' longtime personal health columnist, wrote a scornful article about pandemic weight gain. Brody seemingly aimed to inform readers that their body weight — and thus their dietary indulgences — could put them at greater risk for worse COVID-19 outcomes. In general, it's helpful for people to understand the connection between their underlying health conditions and COVID-19. But this wasn't gentle or empathetic explanatory reporting.   Read more... More about Weight , Covid 19 , Social Good , and Health

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