Stop the Press! — Really?
So, the CDC states that virtually all the children that have died from COVID-19 have been children of “color.”
according to a recent statement:
- According to a new CDC report, roughly 0.03% of coronavirus cases in kids and teens under 21 have been fatal so far — very few deaths.
- But overwhelmingly, the deaths have been people of color.
- It’s another stark indicator that racism is the biggest reason that Black and brown Americans have a higher likelihood of dying from the coronavirus.
So, the disease is racist now.
It’s another stark indicator that racism is the biggest reason that Black and brown Americans have a higher likelihood of dying from the coronavirus.
What the heck does that mean.. That people are racist so it makes black and brown people die from COVID? Really? how far have we gone.
Are we trying to create a social discord among the US.
It is true that more black and brown people die. But I can give a few reasons. And though some may have to do with genetics , it is not racist. First black and brown people do not produce vitamin D as well as light-skinned people.. Vitamin d deficiency has a huge impact on COVID outcome. Second, I have seen images of some of these children who died. Obesity is definitely prevalent in these children – another risk factor.. Whether people of “color” have higher incidence of obesity is not racist.. but probably a fact. Additionally they have higher incidence of diabetes. both high COVID risks. None are racist.
Though these people are hit hard, to suggest that “its a stark indication of racism” is a freak’n joke. Really CDC? Really MSM?
That’s an actual official statement from the CDC? Wow, LOL. If THAT doesn’t prove that the CDC has got nothing to do with science and is in fact fully politicized, what would?
I am not sure that is the actual statement. As the way that MSM wants to spin it , its difficult to understand if that is fact stated by the CDC or they are spinning it. My guess its a spun.
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The bullet points – look like the MSM tried to paraphrase the CDC.’s report.. here looks like something more from the report.
The report points to social disparities such as “crowded living conditions, food and housing insecurity, wealth and educational gaps, and racial discrimination” as factors that may have contributed to these racial inequities.
I can buy the first half of this — in the report — crowded living food and housing insecurity and educational gaps causing increases in health issues that can relate to risk.. But.. its scary when they actually state that racial discrimination has contributed…. to racial inequalities.. such that “inequality” leads to covid death.
I think obesity is life-style.. its taught.. its passed from parent to child from friend to friend among a society….. so, I do not believe its from these social-economic factors.. Basically if you have lack of food you are generally thinner.. not heavier.. poor food, may contribute, but you can afford to eat healthy on any diet that would afford obesity.. in my book. Diabetes is just associative due the obesity, though diabetes 1 is genetic, this clearly has no relation to life-style or social-economics or racism. So, if someone is telling me that health habits of black people are because of social-economics and racism, i would said it is taught and learned. These health habits are not placed upon blacks because whites wont sell the same foods to black people where they must shop at the black people and livestock feed store. Trust me, you can be much poorer than the average black person and still make healthy choices. Blacks do have an higher incidence of all diseases, and though flu and other common contagions can spread easier in crowded living, it is again life-style choices that factor into diseases like herpes and HIV, that are much more prevalent in blacks as well. I do not see how racism can cause these illnesses to spread.. its behavior related.. which is taught and learned. ( but its not the educational disparity ) I do not believe that the average person who has these diseases( herpes, HIV, hep B etc. ) from engaging risky behavior was ignorant to what these diseases are and how you can acquire them.
At the end of the day, its very far reach to blame racism again, that all behaviors that contribute to high-risk health is caused by actions of someone else.
basically its like this for everything black, if you are white and get caught breaking the law, its because you broke the law. if you are black and get caught, its because you were profiled and black , and has nothing to do with the law.
There are plenty of negative consequences just for being a black a man. But, the food you eat, and avoiding high-risk health behaviors is not one them. We do not have segregated stores as I know of yet. But I have heard that some food stores offer different products based on locations. But, I do not think of it as significant enough to cause such health issues.
Just a final footnote: not only are certain communicable diseases higher in blacks, but so are health risk behaviors – such as smoking. As i recall, we had only one president in the last 40 years that has smoked.. DO you remember him? I cant say his behavior was social economic.. or educational gap related.. or food and housing security related, etc//
Nordicjack…..A couple of specifics that I have noticed in Texas.
Hispanics in Texas seem to have a high incidence of diabetes. In Mexico it is less and I think mostly due to tortillas. In the USA pure corn and or flour tortillas are now displaced by masa-harina which has lots of lard ….Traditional diet in old Mexico is better.
Second point….Stores in Texas vary a lot by demographic. HEB is a great Texas retail grocer and in the Hill Country where the wealthier retires, ranchers, and professional people live there is a great selection of organic produce etc. If you drive south to the Winter Garden District where the land is flat and has sandy Soil for melons, strawberries, corn, cotton etc..And the population has a higher percentage of farm workers..the H-E-B stores have almost no organic selection, and the quality of food seems lower. Sad but true.
It could be answered by determining whether middle class and wealthier Blacks and Hispanics suffer from diseases at the same rate as their poor counterparts. Statistical analysis could easily determine the relative importance of poverty and race in the prevalence of health issues. Poverty can certainly create stress, despair and other issues that would affect diet and exercise. In addition there are well documented “food deserts“ in poor urban areas where are most food is available from smaller grocery stores and convenience stores and it leans much more heavily towards junk and away from fresh foods.