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We are pleased to present the third volume of “How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective”.
Since the release of the first volume in May 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage around the world. By mid-March, 2021, countries around the globe had reported over 123 million cases—a nearly five-fold increase since this report’s previous volume—and over 2.7 million deaths attributed to the disease. And while new case loads are currently on the rise again, the global health community has already administered almost 400 million doses of vaccines, at last offering some signs of hope and progress.
Results of a large study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 severity and obesity (see Infographic below), as well as data regarding antibody response to vaccination in patients with obesity, resulted in this week’s top trending clinical topic.