A Washington Post report showing exercise reduces COVID-19 risk was criticized online Wednesday for “confirming the obvious” and vindicating critics who opposed gym closures during the pandemic, Fox News reported.
Gretchen Reynolds, a health columnist for the Washington Post, mentioned in what she called an “eye-opening study” in an article titled “Regular exercise protects against fatal COVID, a new study shows” that confirmed any amount of activity significantly lowered the risk of acquiring a severe coronavirus infection.
“Men and women who worked out at least 30 minutes most days were about four times more likely to survive covid-19 than inactive people, according to an eye-opening study of exercise and coronavirus outcomes among almost 200,000 adults in Southern California,” according to the article.
“The study found that exercise, in almost any amount, reduced people’s risks for a severe coronavirus infection. Even people who worked out for as little as 11 minutes a week — yes, a week — experienced lower risks of hospitalization or death from covid than those who moved about less,” it added.
“The findings add to mounting evidence that any amount of exercise helps lower the ferocity of coronavirus infections, a message with particular relevance now, as holiday travel and gatherings ramp up and covid cases continue to rise.”
“It turns out exercise is even more powerful than we thought” at protecting people from severe covid, said Robert Sallis, a clinical professor at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Los Angeles and senior author of the new study.
Many people online blasted the far-left Washington Post for reporting a study of what most people already knew since the beginning of the pandemic.
I’m repeating myself, but we’re in for like 20 more years of Covid studies like these confirming the obvious https://t.co/BQqpjmNBvv
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 21, 2022
You know what? F- these evil people. We all knew this to be true from day one. Add to this the suicide rates, drug overdoses, teen crime rates, and lost learning. Every single person who pushed this agenda needs to be punished severely.
No amnesty. https://t.co/1JLt0ReBuB
— Tim Wood (@TimOnPoint) December 23, 2022
I spent the first two months of COVID lockdown in NYC.
My apartment building locked the gym, even though there were so few of us that actually used it we could’ve easily signed up for solo one-hour sessions.
They *wanted* you fat and unhealthy. https://t.co/Que78TQlb9
— Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) December 23, 2022
Joe Rogan got more right about covid than the CDC. https://t.co/ZRaWzOWbgv
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) December 23, 2022
Oh really… good thing we closed down gyms, told people to hide indoors, and kept liquor stores open. https://t.co/ebg8oZQZGH
— Bradley Martyn (@BradleyMartyn) December 23, 2022
Yet the government and health directors neglected the importance of exercise and health by shutting down gyms, pools, and rec centers all in the name of $cience https://t.co/hdjrKM7SGW
— Chris Palombi (@ChrisPalombi) December 21, 2022
While the rest of the world is busy mandating the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, El Salvador launched a new ad campaign to help prevent COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations.
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele launched a new ad campaign that promotes people to live a healthy lifestyle, early this year.
The campaign video, tweeted by President Bukele, tells Salvadorans that a healthy lifestyle also helps reduce any complications caused by COVID-19. It is the safest and easiest way to combat COVID-19.
The video gives recommendations that people need to follow to help reduce complications from COVID-19 and prevent deaths and hospitalizations.
The El Salvadoran government told people what the “experts” should have been saying from the beginning. American health officials, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden, and state governors should spend time talking about these things and not about pushing experimental vaccines to kids and adults.
Here’s the translation:
“Maintaining a healthy lifestyle also helps reduce complications from COVID-19. The groups most at risk of mortality are older adults and people with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic diseases. Therefore, put these recommendations into practice. Eat a healthy balanced diet to get closer to your ideal weight. Do outdoor activities so you can breathe fresh air and get some sun. What your body needs to make vitamin D. Drink at least two liters of water a day to keep your kidneys healthy. Reduce stress by spending time with yourself such as doing yoga or reading a book. Try to sleep no less than 6 hours a day. Include citrus fruits in your diet, such as lemons, oranges, or tangerines. Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages, foods high in sugar or saturated fat. Today more than ever we must take care of each other. Stay healthy. Government of El Salvador.”
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) January 4, 2022