In the Dr. John Campbell update, toward the end, he cites reports of Australian data where they are NOT having more men than women getting Chinese Wuhan Covid. Strange, that. In Australia, it is loaded with sun and lots of similar genetics to the Uk. So why?
Got me thinking. Women in western countries are far more likely to take care of themselves. Men are much less likely to take a daily vitamin pill.
Might men in the UK be at higher risk of low Vit-D from not taking vitamin supplements, but women in Australia be lower from using sunscreen more religiously? The recommended daily dose is believed by many to be on the low side, so a bare minimum. But zero is lower in the UK, while men saying “screw it, it’s only a sunburn” in Australia would be at dramatically higher rates.
Seems to me a quick Vit-D assay by gender in both places could rapidly answer that. He talks about rates of dying in younger women, but the graph in question is “cases” not deaths. Deaths is the lower graph with more men than women dying, all older. So it is also possible they are finding wonen interact more closely and frequently with sources of infection. Shopping, children, personal care facilities.
I also note in passing the very low death rates in folks too young to be kept indoors in elder care facilities…
Australia coverage starts at about the 18 minute mark:
In other news, it looks like the question of ACE inhibitors and ARBs has been answered. Basically, don’t stop taking them.
Then to finish up, here’s a look at old folks home options, and just what kind of damage is done in those “mild” cases:
Professional divers getting their lung capacity tested, failing, and out of their career.
At about 14 minutes. Looks at the V.A. study that disses HCQ and finds no mention of zinc anywhere in their study. So what is it with these doctors who test a drug that slows or stops viral replication by getting zinc into the cells; but do it late in the illness AFTER massive replication and without zinc? Evil or ignorant?