COVID-19 adds urgency to trans fat elimination

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By Olakunle Atoyebi

Today, on World Health Day, as we celebrate nurses and other health professionals for keeping us healthy, let’s remember that now more than ever, we must play our part, too, and do all within our power to keep critical healthcare workers safe.

The best way to do so is by staying healthy ourselves.

Health workers here at home and across the globe serve as our first line of defense against diseases and other health threats like the novel coronavirus, which continues to spread in Nigeria. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to plain sight the burden these caregivers carry as they work to ensure the rest of us enjoy good health.

People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus. But people with pre-existing conditions appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. Those with cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, as well as diabetes and cancer, are at particular risk.

Nigerians with pre-existing conditions should follow…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper