A new study with a sample size of >10 million finds that non-white ethnicity is associated with higher risk of hospital death from COVID-19 even after controlling for age, sex, deprivation, obesity, diabetes and a variety of other health factors. https://t.co/wR1anHWvW2— Noah Carl (@NoahCarl90) May 7, 2020
I’m back.— Ben StayAtHome Goldacre (@bengoldacre) May 7, 2020
Here are the risks of death from COVID-19 for each disease category and demographic, each fully adjusted for the others (i.e. taking the others into account), from our unprecedented cohort study in the full detailed pseudonymised health records of 17 MILLION adults. pic.twitter.com/CYmojwKedX
If you believe the conspiracy theorists, you have to believe that THEY wanted the virus to kill the elderly and non-Whites. THEY wanted the virus to ravage Orthodox Jews in New York City. THEY also wanted the virus to bring international travel and migration to a screeching halt.
“LONDON — Black people in England and Wales are twice as likely to die from the coronavirus as white people, even accounting for differences in class and in some underlying health measures, according to official figures released on Thursday, laying bare an extraordinary gap in the toll of the coronavirus.
The analysis, conducted by Britain’s Office of National Statistics, found that longstanding differences in wealth, education, living arrangements and self-reported health could explain a portion of the outsized impact of the virus on racial and ethnic minorities.
But not all of it. The number of black and South Asian people working in public-facing jobs and living with conditions that increase vulnerability to the coronavirus, like obesity, hypertension and diabetes, may account for other parts of the elevated risk, researchers said. …”
East Asians ARE more vulnerable to the virus than Europeans.
Unfortunately, the virus still kills Europeans and environmental factors like liberalism and the difference in the response of European vs. East Asian governments have left the West more exposed to the virus. The virus can only kill people who don’t throw up roadblocks in its path.
Note: There is a racial difference in the ACE2 receptor that the virus uses to infect cells. This has been known since SARS in 2002/2003.