Are vegetarians less prone to a severe COVID-19 illness? | COVID-19 Special

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    Could what we eat be the difference between life and death – between a light fever or a stay in intensive care? We know that obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes can lead to severe Covid-19 complications. Does this mean, our diet our destiny? Could eating fewer animals and more plants be the solution?

    A new study suggests it could come down to a survival of the vegetarians.

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