Weight-Loss Surgery Softens the Covid Blow

A recent JAMA article showed that previous weight loss surgery was significantly associated with a 49% lower risk of hospitalization, a 63% lower risk of need for supplemental oxygen, and a 60% lower risk of severe disease during a 12-month period after contracting COVID-19 infection. [[doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.6496]]

Since we know that obesity is the principal COVID-19 comorbidity, this is not unexpected.  But this is the first proof to date that early surgical  intervention can improve Coronavirus outcomes.