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superspathi 7 points ago +7 / -0

Found the systemic racism.

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DrMcCoy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can anything be done about this?

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101flyingpig 6 points ago +6 / -0

So what percentage is good enough to qualify? My husband is 3/4 hispanic. DNA only shows 26% native American. He is 74% European. Spain is in Europe. Our children would be 13%. Is that enough to qualify? Does a "hispanic" last name work? If yes, I qualify. That is some stupid messed up......

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Unsilent 5 points ago +5 / -0

I guess another honest question is are black and Latina more likely to die from Covid? There are rumors that the Chinese may have been targeting people with certain genes…

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cara_c 2 points ago +3 / -1

People with healthy levels of vitamin D are less likely to die of COVID. Vitamin D is actually a hormone and supports health in many ways. People with darker skin often have lower levels of vitamin D, as they need more sun exposure than people with lighter skin to produce the same level of vitamin D. In modern life, many people don't spend much time in the sun and need to supplement with D3.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

So then why wouldn't you give them out based on a vitamin D test (a less than 5 min pin prick test)? Why choose a less precise metric that just correlates with lower vitamin D?

That would be like performing prostate exams based on if the person has facial hair or not. You'll mostly be right, but will end up checking some women and skipping some men. Do a prostate exam based on if the person has a prostate and give the antibodies based on low vitamin D level, good grief.

(Also I know you are just relaying the reasoning behind this, this is more rhetorical and aimed at the policy makers)

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SuckaFree 2 points ago +3 / -1

Sickle cell and heart, kidney, or lung diseased people and the immuno compromised are more likely to die from COVID than any other people. Anyone with blood flow issues like hbp and diabetes are more susceptible, too. It just so happens to be that Blacks and Latinos suffer more from those conditions than whites, in general, except for maybe diabetes.

So it stands to reason that those two populations would see a higher correlation in COVID cases and deaths.

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Maui_Boy 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’d stop paying insurance for one

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Unsilent 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well, honest question here, has it been proven to not work on whites? Or work with far less effectiveness on whites?

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SuckaFree 5 points ago +5 / -0

No.

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Anandamide 1 point ago +1 / -0

Even if it did?

Is everyone missing the fucking point here?

This is fucking crazy town and if thus becomes normal to anyone wait for the next round of dehumanizations

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EnlightenMe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Again.. . First do no harm. She should be stripped of her license and sued. Medicine is mercy. To possess healing hands is a blessing. Corrupt it and you're finished.

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raggedyman74 1 point ago +1 / -0

Texas?

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