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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 10:45 PM

16. If so, it's also being used to kill old people and health care workers.

It's a virus. Its only purpose is to inject itself into a cell, replicate, and move on. It doesn't care about anything else, and it's not really alive.

Just like HIV wasn't used by right wing Christians to kill gay men, this isn't being used by anyone. Oh, I'll admit there might be a stray bigot out there who feels a little off and coughs whenever he gets near a POC, but it's not an organized effort.

What remains to be determined is why people with more melanin in their skin are more susceptible to severe illness. The easy guess would be reduced ability to synthesize vitamin D, along with high rates of lactose intolerance due to an inability to digest D fortified milk. I would suggest all POC get their D levels checked and if they're low, supplement to get them into the recommended range.

Another factor could very well be air quality, since POC are concentrated in areas with high pollution in many areas. Here in NM, San Juan County has a high death rate, 7.4%, that can't be explained any other way, the neighboring country has a rate under 5%, as does much of the state. The difference is the air quality, which is poor up in the 4 Corners area, often some of the worst in the country. If such is the case where anyone is reading this, the course is clear, VOTE. Get those bastards OUT. I will join you in that.

(Oh, and there is a tradeoff for that lower vitamin D synthesis, being able to tolerate solar radiation at low latitudes without developing widespread skin cancer or burning to a crisp. It's an evolutionary adaptation to equatorial areas, both dry and rainforest. It's just a liability at high latitudes without D3 replacement)

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