Emer McLysaght: Body size and the assumptions we make

Yes, I’m delighted to be vaccinated, but the fear of being judged by onlookers makes me want to hide away

6th June, 2021
Emer McLysaght: Body size and the assumptions we make
People with a higher BMI are more likely to suffer severe consequences if they contract Covid-19 but asking for the vaccine early can be fraught

I’m fully vaccinated against Covid-19, but I haven’t worn my badge or posted a picture of my completed record card because I’ve been worried people will notice I’m fat. Not that they’d literally see me with their eyes and make the correct observation that my body is large, but that they’d really notice and interrogate what my vaccination makes them feel about me.


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