October 8th, 2020
There is a sad story from October of 2020 about a young girl from North Dakota. Elvira Ramirez recently passed away at the age of 17. She was the youngest child to pass away from Covid in her state. The information that was reported was that she was a happy and fun girl who was one of nine children living on a Native American reservation. The family is of course heartbroken and her entire Covid tragedy lasted less than one month. We at the AOA feel very sorry for her loss and offer prayers to her family.
The part of the story which has misinformation is all too common. Her mother said her only underlying health issues were asthma and high blood pressure. Unfortunately what no one discussed is that the real cause of her bad health was extreme morbid obesity. For some reason many people still don’t see obesity as a problem. About 60% of Covid cases are caused by obesity and the American Obesity Association is here to make fundamental changes with awareness and solutions for the health of America.