Many media outlets and Democratic politicians have been calling for ‘reparations’ for Black Americans due to their higher death rate from coronavirus than White and Asian Americans.
CNN recently claimed that racism was the cause of the higher death rate for Black Americans, and that if the US had paid reparations to the descendants of Black Americans who were enslaved, the risk of severe illness and death from the virus would be far lower.
According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services, it is true that Blacks are dying at higher rates, but the claim that ‘racism’ is the reason for this couldn’t be from the truth.
Here is the undeniable scientific truth that everyone is refusing to discuss.
Obesity and Underlying Health Conditions
Initially the outbreak was a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States. New Orleans had a per-capita rate of death that was far higher than even New York City. Doctors, Virologists, and public health data said then that high levels of obesity and related ailments was most of the problem.
Approximately 97% of those killed by COVID-19 in Louisiana had a preexisting condition, according to the state health department. Diabetes was seen in 40% of the deaths, chronic kidney disease in 23% and cardiac problems in 21%. Many of these ailments stem directly from obesity and a major portion of the people who die from COVID-19 are obese.
Thanks to the CDC, we have really good data on the obesity rates in America by race, and when this is broken down, it might make a lot more sense to the media and people like AOC.
A much larger portion of the Black community in America also have underlying health conditions than White Americans do. Diabetes is a major factor persisting in many of the COVID-19 deaths across the country. Here is the breakdown by race according to the American Diabetes Association
- 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
- 9% of Asian Americans
- 12.8% of Hispanics
- 13.2% of non-Hispanic blacks
- 15.9% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives
According to the CDC the death rate from diabetes is highest among non-Hispanic black adults and lowest among non-Hispanic white adults. During 2004–2017, the death rate decreased from 438.3 per 100,000 to 391.1 among non-Hispanic white adults, from 602.0 to 485.7 among Hispanic adults, and from 804.3 to 607.0 among non-Hispanic black adults.
But still much higher for Hispanic and Black adults than any other group.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III shows that non-Hispanic blacks are at more than 10 times greater risk than non-Hispanic whites of being in the lowest quartile of 25(OH) vitamin Dserum measurements. Hispanics have 2.5 times the risk, and other races have 3 times the risk.
Population density is also a major factor in the spread of COVID-19. Blacks and Hispanics tend to live in more densely populated areas and closer together. Hispanics, Blacks, Whites, and Asians all tend to self-segregate from each other on average across the nation.
If we look at data from the national racial dot map, we can see that Black Americans and Hispanics live closer together, and in much more densely populated areas.
Studies Show Neanderthal DNA Plays a Big Role
Neanderthals were very early (archaic) humans who lived in Europe and Western Asia from about 400,000 years ago until they became extinct about 40,000 years ago.
According to new studies, three genes inherited from Neanderthals slash the risk of severe Covid-19 by as much as 22 per cent.
Researchers compared the DNA of 2,200 Covid-19 patients from around the world with the genes of three Neanderthals that lived 50,000, 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.
The genes sit next to each other on chromosome 12, and this large chunk of genetic material includes 75,000 individual pieces of DNA.
The percentage of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans is zero or close to zero in people from African populations, and is an average of 2 percent in people of European or Asian background.
Misclassifying COVID Deaths?
A peer-reviewed study contends the Centers for Disease Control violated federal law by inflating Coronavirus fatality numbers exponentially.
The fatality figures were inflated by at least 1,600%, according to the study, titled “COVID-19 Data Collection, Comorbidity & Federal Law: A Historical Retrospective.”
The study noted that on March 24, the CDC published an alert instructing medical examiners, coroners and physicians to deemphasize underlying causes of death, also known as pre-existing conditions or comorbidities.
Many coroners have come forward to express their concern on how official are recording their covid deaths.
The Grand County, Colorado coroner is recently called attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths.
The coroner, Brenda Bock, says two of their five deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds.
“these two people had tested positive for COVID but that’s not what killed them,” she said. “The gunshot wound killed them.”
Bock said it’s simple in this case – the gunshot wound was the cause of death.
“I realize yes, you’re trying to keep count of the numbers, but you need to do it right, and these people did not die of COVID, they died of gunshot wounds and that’s how it needs to be listed,” she said.
The study also concludes that the CDC “illegally enacted new rules that violated federal law, which resulted in a 1,600% inflation of current COVID-19 fatality totals.”
Under the new rules, COVID-19 was to be listed in Part I of death certificates as a definitive cause of death, regardless of confirmatory evidence, rather than in Part II as a contributor to death in the presence of pre-existing conditions.
On its website, the CDC says, just 6% of the people counted as COVID-19 deaths died of COVID-19 alone.
The following are the top underlying medical conditions linked with COVID-19 deaths:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Hypertensive disease
- Vascular and unspecified dementia
- Cardiac Arrest
- Heart failure
- Renal failure
- Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
- Other medical conditions
The researchers estimated the COVID-19 recorded fatalities “are inflated nationwide by as much as 1600% above what they would be had the CDC used the 2003 handbooks,” said All Concerned Citizens in a statement on the study.
Data show every state in the country, Black Americans are the most likely to die from Gun homicide.
Refusing to Practice Social Distancing
Black Americans also seem to be refusing to practice social distancing. Across social media, we have witnessed well documented proof of this. The hundreds of viral videos going around the top three social media sites may be considered anecdotal by some, but I am willing to bet these videos are representative of a broader issue.
Police in New Orleans and Michigan have even admitted during press conferences that they are having difficulty efficiently enforcing social distancing in urban communities. This is apparently because of the sheer refusal to quarantine by certain groups on average.
Here is one example of this:
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‘Reparations’ Have Already Been Paid 100 Times Over
As the shutdown ravages the U.S. economy, millions of Americans have received help from Congress in the form of direct cash payments.
If you made less than $75,000 in 2019, you were eligible for the full payment of $1,200. Couples who filed jointly and made less than $150,000 received $2,400. An individual who filed as “head of household” and earned $112,500 or less received $1,200.
Americans are set to receive a third round of cash stimulus soon which is supposed to be higher in amount, but far fewer people will receive a check this time around based on an updated income scale.
As far as reparations are concerned, if we look at which ethnic groups in America are paying more into the system than they’re using, which are more likely to receive stimulus, which are more likely to pay for it, and then compare this to the individual and household income by race, a much clearer picture is painted as to who is actually paying for social safety nets and the stimulus.
From widely available income and welfare data, we can see that on average, White and Asian Americans are paying more into the system than they use, and largely will be footing the bill for the economic relief package. Based on who is most likely to receive relief and who is most likely to pay for it but not receive, the packages are essentially reparations.
Free public education, public transportation, welfare, and most everything else these groups receive from the government could also be considered reparations paid out every single year.