A new study suggests the coronavirus mRNA vaccines may not be as effective when administered to obese people.
So far, only 15% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated against Covid-19. Of that number, less than 1% are Black.
The CDC even has a term for it: Black vaccine hesitancy.
According to the news media, the vaccines are “safe and effective.” Yet obese Black women are dying within hours after receiving their vaccine doses. A majority of Black women who reportedly died after receiving the vaccines are obese.
A new study out of Italy found that Pfizer’s vaccines may be less effective in obese people who received both doses.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute Regina Elena determined that obese people produced only half of the antibodies compared with people with a normal body mass index (BMI).
“Since obesity is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality for patients with Covid-19, it is mandatory to plan an efficient vaccination program in this subgroup,” the study’s authors wrote.
In addition to obesity, other risk factors for Covid-19 include respiratory disorders, heart disease, diabetes, HIV and smoking.
Researchers say further studies are needed to determine why the vaccines are less effective for obesity people.