The coronavirus is very, very unlikely to kill you, although the risk is higher if you’re elderly and/or have underlying health conditions … such as obesity. The Los Angeles Times recognizes this problem and has taken a look at how COVID-19 has brought back fat-shaming and thrown in sharp relief the battle between the medical community and the fat acceptance movement.

So we’re actually going from having battles over calling women “birthing persons” to calling the obese “people of size.”

In other words, said Ragen Chastain, who is the author of “Fat: The Owner’s Manual” and has written widely on weight bias in medical research, “If fat bodies experience something more than thin bodies, fat bodies are to blame, rather than the unequal treatment fat people receive due to weight stigma.”

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