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2020-04-07 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
What the Racial Data Show The pandemic seems to be hitting people of color the hardest.
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [413 views ]  Top

#1 "Racism" is not epidemiology. Figure out the actual correlation and you might find something important.

(Perhaps smoking?)
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-04-07 00:06||   2020-04-07 00:06|| Front Page Top

#2 Any stats on sickle-cell deaths?
Posted by DooDahMan 2020-04-07 00:14||   2020-04-07 00:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Any stats on sickle-cell deaths?

That's an interesting question, given the discussion of Covid vs Hemoglobin.
Posted by SteveS 2020-04-07 00:31||   2020-04-07 00:31|| Front Page Top

#4 The correlation is a high incidence of hypertension, obesity and diabetes in this population. The virus enters the cell via the ACE protein, which works to modulate blood pressure. Lots more ACE proteins in cells of people with those conditions, so they take in lots more virus. The bigger the virus load you get, the sicker you’re likely to be.
Posted by Remoteman 2020-04-07 02:05||   2020-04-07 02:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Neanderthal genes protection.
Posted by Penguin_of_the_Desert 2020-04-07 02:13||   2020-04-07 02:13|| Front Page Top

#6 Racisss Chinese virus!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-07 02:28||   2020-04-07 02:28|| Front Page Top

#7 If African Americans possessed some form of natural immunity to COVID-19, this writer would undoubtedly report the exact opposite.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-07 02:37||   2020-04-07 02:37|| Front Page Top

#8 State of Georgia COVID-19 stats by county.

COVID-19 appears to prefer Fulton (Atlanta) and neighboring towns and counties.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-07 04:40||   2020-04-07 04:40|| Front Page Top

#9 White man's burden by medical proxy?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-04-07 05:15||   2020-04-07 05:15|| Front Page Top

#10 Darker skin pigmentation lowers the skin's ability to make vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure. I wonder if this might have something to do with it.
Posted by Bernardz 2020-04-07 05:18||   2020-04-07 05:18|| Front Page Top

#11 No Bernardz, in USA milk etc... are sold with vitamin D added. It's the habits of personal hygiene and ignoring "what da man says".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-07 05:23||   2020-04-07 05:23|| Front Page Top

#12 Virus seems to like the side effects of Type2 Diabetes, e.g. Hyper tension, degraded immune system, and that seems more prevalent among certain groups.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-04-07 05:39||   2020-04-07 05:39|| Front Page Top

#13 Seems to have killed a lot of Asians already. Didn't factor that in their calculations, but where's the race card to be played in that?
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-04-07 07:51||   2020-04-07 07:51|| Front Page Top

#14 Second City Cop suggests the issue could be failure to practice social distancing.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-04-07 09:00||   2020-04-07 09:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Considering how many gang signs involve touching the face, who is surprised?
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-04-07 09:48||   2020-04-07 09:48|| Front Page Top

#16 Passing the joint around in the hood is part of the fabric.
Posted by Dr. Wheat Faartz007 2020-04-07 11:19||   2020-04-07 11:19|| Front Page Top

#17 Likely a similar story in Sweden, wrt the Somali minority in Stockholm.
Posted by Lex 2020-04-07 11:43||   2020-04-07 11:43|| Front Page Top

#18 Crappy diet. Little trust in authority. Social distancing not part of their lifestyle.

A recipe for a disease like this to devastate the poor/minority areas.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-04-07 11:50||   2020-04-07 11:50|| Front Page Top

#19 Poor whites live in trailers out in the sticks where things are naturally socially distant.

Poor people of color live closer together in each household, more households in a 'city block'. They tend to share recreation areas (bodies are closer on a basketball court than a golf course) and even their mailboxes are very close. These things assist in the transmission of viruses.

Also they are more likely to live in big cities and need public transit to get to work as work from home jobs are less likely for the poor.

Poor people of color also often have Democrat elected officials telling them to go to Chinatown and hug a Chinese person which has to have increased the number of infected.

It's not rocket science, and it's not racism.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-04-07 12:51||   2020-04-07 12:51|| Front Page Top

#20 Silver lining: They do not seem to be limiting hospital admissions based on skin color.

Not in Detroit, anyway.
Posted by Bobby 2020-04-07 12:58||   2020-04-07 12:58|| Front Page Top

#21 I think that falls into the underlying health condition mantra. Too many Big Macs
Posted by bbrewer126  2020-04-07 14:04||   2020-04-07 14:04|| Front Page Top

#22 Slack hygiene? Not social distancing? BAD diet? All of the above.
Posted by ranture 2020-04-07 14:32||   2020-04-07 14:32|| Front Page Top

#23 In Michigan, black Americans comprise 14.1 percent of the state population, but an ungodly 40 percent of coronavirus deaths

In Michigan, most of the black population is in urban areas, Detroit, Flint, etc. Urban areas are also where most of our cases are. Permit me to suggest that geography has more explanatory power here than race.
Posted by SteveS 2020-04-07 15:00||   2020-04-07 15:00|| Front Page Top

#24 ...we don't to mention ratio of population in MI and crime do we?
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-04-07 15:30||   2020-04-07 15:30|| Front Page Top

#25 And lets not forget CNN making it okay for people of color to avoid wearing a protective mask because of US racism.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-04-07 17:31||   2020-04-07 17:31|| Front Page Top

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