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Obesity and COVID-19: What Your BMI Says About Your Risk — And How It May Get You Early Vaccine Access

Data has shown the people who meet the standard for obesity are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19. As a result, some states are using BMI, or body mass index, to qualify people for early access to a vaccine. NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres joined LX News to discuss how BMI helps to calculate your risk — and where it falls short.