Brive1987 wrote: ↑
metabolic dysfunction is baseline typical in the United States. As a country in the whole.
Fine. But it's not correlated to severity of covid reactions.
Nobb is similarly interested in population level trends, though your criticism holds if you apply such trends to any given individual or specific subset. There’s relevance to asking “why did ‘Germany’ adopt Nazism” even if the White Rose society - and Berlin in general - gave you side eye.
FTR, in November, 1932, the NSDAP received 33% of the vote nationally, about 6% in Berlin. (Which also voted heavily commie, so no great bragging rights there.)
The Nobbsian argument as I understand it:
P1: Most Americans exercise, don't smoke, and eat heathy;
P2: Yet most Americans still have some form of chronic disease;
C: Therefore, "Healthy Eating" must be redefined to conform to the diet I advocate.
If you want to claim that bad diet is making young people sick who'd otherwise be healthy, you must first exclude from your data primarily geriatric diseases. Type I Diabetes is out as well.
Then you'd need examine to what extent certain diseases are correlated to obesity. But we already know the answer -- those with poor diet and obesity are far more likely to have chronic diseases than those who've adopted the traditionally-defined 'healthy' diet.
It's statistical sleight-of-hand on par with:
P1: Most Americans aren't on birth control;
P2: Yet most Americans never get pregnant;
C: Therefore, birth control is not very useful for preventing pregnancy.