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Obese and aged having covid-19? You can be a super spreader

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NEW DELHI : Obese and aged can be super spreaders of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes covid-19, a research by Harvard University has shown.Obesity, age and covid-19 infection correlate with a propensity to breathe out more respiratory droplets that are key spreaders of the virus, said researchers at Harvard University MIT conducted in association with Tulane University and Massachusetts General Hospital, US.Also Read | Inside the Mindtree makeover strategyThe research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Using data from an observational study of 194 healthy people and an experimental study of non-human primates with covid-19, researchers found that exhaled aerosol particles vary greatly between subjects..

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