Lance Welton #racist

Now what could be the reasons for Covid-19 disproportionately influencing blacks? As I reported last week, genetics alone would predict that they would be less susceptible. Blacks suffered less from Spanish Flu and they have even been shown to put up a stronger immune system fight against flu than whites who are matched for health status and other key variables. So, what, more environmental, factors could be overwhelming this hypothesized genetic advantage?

A big part of this in intelligence. Intelligence correlates with health because intelligent people better understand what is healthy and what is not. Intelligent people have higher future-orientation and impulse control. These make them less inclined to, say, take the extra piece of cake or not wash their hands thoroughly enough. They are more accepting of authority and more likely to obey authority. They are less dogmatic, less certain that they are correct, and, thus, more likely to take advice. These factors all mean that they are healthier and less likely to catch viruses.

If Covid-19 is not an Equal Opportunity disease, that means our race-denying Ruling Class is frightening most people too much—and not warning some people enough. This will not merely cause unnecessary chaos—it will cost lives.



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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