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Obesity and its implications for COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

Fiona A. van Vollenstee, Maria-Teresa van der Merwe
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol 36, No 1 | a228 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajid.v36i1.228 | © 2021 Fiona A. van Vollenstee, Maria-Teresa van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 June 2020 | Published: 20 April 2021

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Fiona A. van Vollenstee, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, Centre of Excellence of Metabolic Medicine and Surgery (CEMMS) South Africa, School of Medicine, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Maria-Teresa van der Merwe, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, Centre of Excellence of Metabolic Medicine and Surgery (CEMMS) South Africa, School of Medicine, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


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bariatric surgery; metabolic surgery; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; angiotensin-converting enzyme 2

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