And this is not an allusion to Brendan Fraser‘s sure-to-be-nominated performance in Darren Aronfosky‘s film, which screened yesterday in Los Angeles but not so far in New York (or not to my knowledge).

“A prestigious team of medical scientists has projected that by 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese. Likewise, the team projected, in 25 states the prevalence of severe obesity will be higher than one adult in four, and severe obesity will become the most common weight category among women, non-Hispanic black adults and low-income adults nationally.” — from “Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show,” a 2.10.21 N.Y Times report by Jane E. Brody.