Covid-19 and Race By Brian Simpson

     US journalist, Lance Welton, wrote from very early in the Covid-19 freak-out, that there were racial differences in susceptibility, and that Blacks, Hispanics, and East Asians were more susceptible than Whites (although this goes somewhat against the type of hierarchy of American Renaissance/race realism, where East Asians are superior to Whites in almost everything, but rank above Blacks and Hispanics – look Mom, I’m not a racist!).

“It emerged that non-whites in the West were the worst hit, even when controlling for socioeconomic status. This appears to be due to Vitamin D deficiency indirectly caused by dark skin in an environment with low light—which also helped to explain why Africans in Africa were resistant. In essence, non-whites in countries with low light are Vitamin D deficient because they cannot so easily absorb sunlight via their skin and synthesize it into Vitamin D. But others likely also played a part. For example, the fact that Iran and southern Europe were particularly hard hit raised the possibility that, for these people, lack of genetic resistance to flu was significant.
Rounding up all that we now know on race differences in Covid-19 prevalence in the US, Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has now concluded that the impact was clearly greater on non-whites. Based on the report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Characteristics of Persons Who Died with COVID-19 — United States, February 12–May 18, 2020 July 17, 2020], Slavitt tells us (in an extended Twitter thread)  that 13% of whites who died were under the age of 65, compared to 30% of non-whites. The median age of death from Covid-19 for those under 65 was 44 for whites but only 31 for non-whites.”

     This is another nail in the coffin of the “race does not exist” school, since what could be more real than disease and death itself? Socially construct that leftoid!



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Saturday, 02 July 2022