Liberal journo Zaid Jilani has a long thread that’s going viral where he suggests it’s time for an open discussion on the obesity crisis in the U.S. and how it’s linked to negative COVID-19 outcomes:

The UK did do something like he’s suggesting:

And China:

Jilani wants to be clear that he’s not “supportive of any kind of shaming” but he also “not into pretending something unhealthy is healthy when lives are on the line”:

He suggested something along the lines of the government’s anti-smoking programs:

And like the tobacco industry, there are entrenched corporate players:

The numbers are pretty staggering:


More here:

Some, um, “food” for thought.