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Thu May 14, 2020, 10:37 AM

In tbe UK, Black people 4 times as likely to die from Covid 19.as Whites

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/07/uk/uk-coronavirus-ethnicity-deaths-ons-scli-gbr-intl/index.html

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Reply In tbe UK, Black people 4 times as likely to die from Covid 19.as Whites (Original post)
whathehell May 14 OP
Turbineguy May 14 #1
whathehell May 14 #3
Dream Girl May 14 #2
whathehell May 14 #4
mwooldri May 14 #6
Dream Girl May 14 #7
muriel_volestrangler May 14 #8
mwooldri May 14 #5

Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 10:47 AM

1. This is why RWNJ's want to open things up.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Thu May 14, 2020, 12:23 PM

3. RWNJBs that they may be,

I really don't think genocide is the reason they want to open things up.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 11:42 AM

2. It am D deficiency is wat is causing severe outscomes in darker skinned people.

This is starting to surface. Hopefully it will it become more widely known. A very inexpensive preventative measure.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #2)

Thu May 14, 2020, 12:46 PM

4. An interesting theory..

The article cites that darker skinned South Asian residents seemingly more vulnerable as well...Vitamin D certainly would be a very
inexpensive preventative measure, should the theory hold.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Thu May 14, 2020, 02:20 PM

6. The UK doesn't have a great abundance of sunshine....

... so the Vitamin D theory could hold water here. But then a lot of native Britons have a Vitamin D deficiency. So how much of this is from a biological difference between the "races" I don't know. However taking a multivitamin supplement wouldn't hurt at all - I've not heard anyone dying from an overdose of Vitamin D tablets.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #6)

Thu May 14, 2020, 03:20 PM

7. An advantage of white skin is that it is more efficient

At producing Vitamin D from sunshine. Dark skin not so much. A study in Indonesia showed that hose with the most sever symptoms were defiant in D3

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #6)

Thu May 14, 2020, 03:45 PM

8. There is such a thing as taking too much vitamin D

Taking too many vitamin D supplements over a long period of time can cause too much calcium to build up in the body (hypercalcaemia). This can weaken the bones and damage the kidneys and the heart.

If you choose to take vitamin D supplements, 10 micrograms a day will be enough for most people.

Do not take more than 100 micrograms of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. This applies to adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly, and children aged 11 to 17 years.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

And they've also added to that page:

Coronavirus update

Consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

This is because you may not be getting enough vitamin D from sunlight if you’re indoors most of the day.

There have been some news reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus. However, there is no evidence that this is the case.

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Response to whathehell (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2020, 02:00 PM

5. From watching Sky News...

I heard pretty much the same thing. One theory was that BAME people were more susceptible to Covid-19 because they were more disproportionately "essential workers". Apparently that's not the case.

There is so much we don't know about Sars-CoV-2...

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