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    Racial/Ethnic Variation Found in Nasal Gene Expression of Key Protein Used By SARS-CoV-2

    In a study published in JAMA today, Mount Sinai researchers report findings that shed some light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks, who have experienced rates of infection and death that are much greater, in some areas twice and three times more, than their proportion of the population. “Our study suggests one factor that may partially contribute to COVID-19 risk among Blacks,” says lead author, Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Professor of Genetics & Genomic Sciences and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    “The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, uses transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) to facilitate entry and spread in the body,” says Dr. Bunyavanich. “The degree to which a person expresses TMPRSS2 may affect how easy it is for the virus to get in and spread. We found that nasal expression of TMPRSS2 was significantly higher in Blacks than in Asians, Latinos, those of mixed race/ethnicity, and Whites. An important point is that gene expression is a dynamic reflection of personal, social, and environmental history, and many complex factors contribute to health disparities.”

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    Near half of the Blacks are obese. Obesity reeks havoc on the body over the years resulting in a compromised immune system and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Well, most US Blacks don't look like the professional athletes as you view on T.V. in sports. They eat fatty, fried and fast foods often that contribute to heart problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verđandi View Post
    In a study published in JAMA today, Mount Sinai researchers report findings that shed some light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks, who have experienced rates of infection and death that are much greater, in some areas twice and three times more, than their proportion of the population. “Our study suggests one factor that may partially contribute to COVID-19 risk among Blacks,” says lead author, Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Professor of Genetics & Genomic Sciences and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, uses transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) to facilitate entry and spread in the body,” says Dr. Bunyavanich. “The degree to which a person expresses TMPRSS2 may affect how easy it is for the virus to get in and spread. We found that nasal expression of TMPRSS2 was significantly higher in Blacks than in Asians, Latinos, those of mixed race/ethnicity, and Whites. An important point is that gene expression is a dynamic reflection of personal, social, and environmental history, and many complex factors contribute to health disparities.”

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    Well that statement isn't much more than a hypothesis.
    "The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, " - There is no empirical proof that it is SARS-COV-2, which is what causes COVID19 symptoms.

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    Vitamin D is essential for the immune system. Having black skin and eating junk food is thus a recipe for immunological disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neophyte View Post
    Vitamin D is essential for the immune system. Having black skin and eating junk food is thus a recipe for immunological disaster.
    Correct. Skin cancer is mostly propaganda. I have light skin (Fitzpatrick 1-2) plus lots of moles and beauty marks, and these days I spend at least 30 minutes a day in the afternoon sun. I only burn (slightly) after an hour or so without protection.

    Africans need to spend at least one to two hours in the sun daily to produce sufficient vitamin D.

    In winter I'm often (slightly) depressed because of a lack of vitamin D. Egg yolks, mushrooms, Salmon and other fatty fish can only do so much to help vitamin D production. Short sessions on a tanning bed as a supplement (if one does not leave the house frequently in Winter or lives very far North) are adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freude View Post
    Correct. Skin cancer is mostly propaganda. I have light skin (Fitzpatrick 1-2) plus lots of moles and birth marks, and these days I spend at least 30 minutes a day in the afternoon sun. I only burn (slightly) after an hour or so without protection.

    Africans need to spend at least one to two hours in the sun daily to produce sufficient vitamin D.

    In winter I'm often (slightly) depressed because of a lack of vitamin D. Egg yolks, mushrooms, Salmon and other fatty fish can only do so much to help vitamin D production. Short sessions on a tanning bed as a supplement (if one does not leave the house frequently in Winter or lives very far North) are adequate.
    On a matter of note, I read here in South Africa the Blacks seem to have higher skin related cancer than the Whites. They also have to oil their skin in frequently, since the climate is commonly dry (at least in the Karroo and Bush- and Highveld parts). The Basotho have adopted far-goingly the Alpine climate of Lesotho, but that came at huge cost. They still act quite placidly most of the time, while some of them have a good reputation working underground (Where it is hot, humid and of course higher air pressure as well [Naturally those mines must be and are ventilated as well]).

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    @Neophyte, you won't like this. A formerly Sweden based Flemish epidemiologist, Nele Brusselaers, criticized Sweden's approach to the virus in a Flemish paper. To be fair, she strikes me as a typical Corona Karen. "The reported figures are only the tip of the iceberg", she says, despite Danish expert Kim Sneppen noticing signs of group immunity. "Sweden screwed up". Brusselaers recently moved back to Antwerp because of "a lack of scientific debate in Sweden". She thinks it's "utterly bizarre Sweden ignores what it scientifically evident". She doesn't understand Swedes don't question their own strategy, unlike Belgium.



    She knows the official figures of new infections are lower in Sweden than in Belgium, but "those in Belgium resemble the true situation more accurately and there's less testing in Sweden. There's also no contact tracing, because that's the responsibility of the patient. We don't have an idea of how widespread the virus is in Sweden." Despite the low number of hospitalisations, she sees an increase in infections. Brusselaers also disapproves of Sweden's group immunity strategy and the country sticking to it unlike the UK and the Netherlands. She claims to have many more Swedish friends who caught the virus than Belgian ones, but refuses to believe 4/10 Swedes have been infected so far, unlike Kim Sneppen. Group immunity would require 40% of Swedes getting Covid-19.

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    [28-08, 00:40] Huginn ok Muninn: if only sigurd were here

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    An epidemiologist. Yes, that makes perfect sense. To a baby with a hammer the whole world looks like a nail.

    Just another perfect moron. Well trained in her profession, with all the science and rationality and all the models. A a goal. Just one, single goal: to minimize the number of infected or dead. Period.

    What the consequences of the policies she espouses are? Of that she has no idea, nor does she care. Because she is, after all, just a perfect moron "doing her bit" without questioning anything or any original thought of her own. A perfect pawn, and the ideal product of the modern educational system. The ideal shudra.

    When people like that exercise authority on their own, run for the hills. They will have no moderation and will not consider any consequences.

    While she will happily speak on subjects in which she is qualified, she will blissfully ignore all other subjects in which she is not qualified. Do you think that she, even for a minute, has seriously considered the long-term consequences on society as a whole of the policies she is advocating?

    One important function of the political is to keep these morons in their place. They can be useful advisers for someone able to synthesize a larger picture from many pieces of expert advise.

    But, on a more practical note: Right now excess mortality in Sweden is below the seasonal average; i.e. fewer people are dying than normally even with corona virus still galloping through society. My estimate is that year-over-year mortality will turn out relatively normal and that Covid-19 will not have had a serious impact. Those who have died of Covid-19, as well as those who will, would have died within that period anyway. What she and her journalist interlocutors should ask themselves is what they themsleves will have accomplished in a year's time.
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    Mother Tased and Arrested at Football Game for Refusing to Wear Mask



    In Ohio everyone watching a sporting event is required to wear a mask, even if the event is outdoors and you “socially distance” from others. I guess they should consider themselves “lucky” they don’t live in Michigan, where Governor Whitmer has mandated that even the athletes themselves have to wear masks, despite this being a very serious health risk.

    One mother in Ohio found out that the police state is very “insistent” on these new insane rules being followed. As she was watching an eight-grade football game in the visitor stands of Logan, rooting for Marietta City Schools, Alecia Kitts was approached by a Logan police officer, demanding she put on a mask. She refused, so the officer attempted arresting her, and heavens forbid, she resisted being arrested by the obese cop for not putting on a mask, which led to him tasing her and then cuffing her.

    You can watch the altercation:



    I bet you there would be massive condemnations of the policeman and possibly even protests if the cop was White and the mother Black.

    According to Marietta Times: "MCS Athletic Director Cody Venderlic and Logan Athletic Director Theresa Schultheiss confirmed the incident publicly shared via two social media videos online Wednesday. Schultheiss confirmed that the junior high school assistant principal Adam Twiss was also present asking the MCS mother to comply and put her mask, seen in the videos in her right pocket, back on."

    Almost everyone from the school systems were throwing the mother under the bus. MCS Athletic Director Venderlic said:

    "The governor and the (Ohio) health department have made it very clear that masks are required indoor and outdoor at sports facilities. They’re just part of the expectation. They’re one of the requirements the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) brought down and said that if we’re going to be able to have fall sports we’re going to have to social distance and we’re going to have to wear masks.”

    Marietta City Schools Superintendent Will Hampton insists everyone must wear masks so that sports can continue in the new normal.

    "I am really disappointed. If you chose not to (wear a mask) then you threaten not only our ability to have sports but put your ability to watch as a spectator in jeopardy as well.”

    He went on to say that the mother made a spectacle of herself by not submitting to being muzzled.

    "..we’re talking about an individual who didn’t follow the rules and made a spectacle of herself."

    All of this insanity is taking place while the CDC cannot even state that there is “growing evidence” that COVID-19 is airborne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verđandi View Post
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    All of this insanity is taking place while the CDC cannot even state that there is “growing evidence” that COVID-19 is airborne.

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    There is no blerry evidence that this is a NEW disease caused by a NEW virus.
    The legality is in dispute as well.


    I'm not sure whether the pigmented person in uniform is an officer of the law or an employee of that stadium. In any case: The behaviour is horrible.

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