The “mortality largely due to Corona” shows astonishing deviations between individual ethnic groups. Apparently, some ethnicities are more genetically susceptible than others. South Asians in particular are more affected to a statistically significant extent
It has been since then that the risk of contracting Covid or becoming seriously ill is by no means the same for all people and therefore the state’s defense measures (if they are legitimate at all) should be graded according to risk groups instead of applying equally to everyone Early phase of Corona known.
What applies to age groups, however, also applies to ethnic groups and “parallel societies”. This is mostly attributed to the fact that they show certain social interaction patterns that favor the spread of viruses within society, or else show different cultural attitudes towards dealing with diseases.
But there are obviously also innate predispositions: A number of studies now show a very high probability that some population groups are genetically more susceptible than others to being infected with Covid-19 and dying from it.
Differences known since June 2020
The UK government has in an official Investigation from early December 2021 confirms that she had known since June 2020 that certain ethnic minorities are more likely to develop Covid and die.
There had already been similar study results before, in the first and second Covid waves. The parameters examined included geography, size and composition of households, social status and previous illnesses (Difference between the risk of death involving COVID-19 by ethnic group in the first and second waves of the pandemic).
The summary results in revealing findings: Men in South Asia have higher death rates, but women from Bangladesh and Pakistan do not. At first, this did not seem to indicate biological differences in susceptibility to Covid diseases. However, these numbers related to the first wave, during which there were relatively few tests and therefore incomplete death numbers.
The analysis of the second wave then showed that existing health dispositions, which are more widespread among South Asians, partly for biological reasons, are responsible for the significantly higher infection and death rates; regardless of all socio-economic factors.
South Asians particularly affected
This was confirmed by another, Confirmed study based on government data. Based on other data, a study from July 2020 had already shown that South Asians were more likely to contract Covid-19 die as white British.
The study results are even confirmed if one disregards the general figures for the countries concerned: Of 193 employees of the British NHS health service who died during the first wave of Covid, the people of South Asian origin were also overrepresented. Several studies suggest that the high susceptibility of South Asians to Covid infections can be traced back to a genetic inheritance that goes back to the Neanderthals and in this population group is most widespread today (please refer here at Nature and here and here at pnas.org.
This in turn raises the question of why the UK death rate is 2,184 per million is considerably higher than any South Asian country where it is less than 500 per million; in Bangladesh, on the other hand, it is only 168 per million.
Complete data chaos with regard to Covid
In part, this is due to the generally incorrect, but at least incomplete, Covid death numbers: while about the official mortality for India 482,000 so-called Covid deaths are estimated by several studies (Three New Estimates of India’s All-Cause Excess Mortality during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Using Household Rosters from Survey Data to Estimate All-cause Mortality during COVID in India) between actually 1.8 and 6.2 million – however based on the “on and with” counting method practiced in the USA and Europe, which regardless of the cause, each deceased who was positively crossed off at the time of death as a “Covid dead” evaluates.
The exact causes of the higher susceptibility to Covid (Are South Asians more susceptible to Covid?) among South Asians has not yet been fully clarified. However, genetic predispositions generally remain a subject to be explored further. Perhaps Corona is more “racist” than its supposedly left-wing necromancers and panic beneficiaries want to admit.