It looks as though this is definitely a factorI have a different theory. Vitamin D is generated by the skin in response to sunlight and has shown evidence of reducing people catching the flu and is believed to boost the immune system generally. People like me of Celtic/Pictish descent are designed to function optimally on 10 minutes sunshine every 2 weeks so the daily walk (whatever the weather - I am British) gives me enough. Lockdowns mean people get less time outdoors getting the optimum amount of sunshine for their body if they are doing it by the book (unless they have lovely big gardens with nothing to block the sunlight).
I find the single party National Command Council to be particularly worrying. There's a distinct Stalinist stench about the thing.
Fellow South African,
In the last week the DA has launched critical court action to end the national hard lockdown that is tearing our society and economy to pieces:
The nation-wide hard lockdown we all once supported is now costing more lives than it can hope to save. The threat posed by this lockdown crisis is so much greater than the threat of the virus, that we have no choice but to end the hard lockdown now and start our economy up.
- We instructed our lawyers to challenge the discriminatory use of the coronavirus emergency relief fund because it isn’t right for government to exclude citizens from this relief based on their, or their employer’s, race and other arbitrary criteria.
- Our lawyers filed papers in the High Court challenging the rationality of the military curfew and the restriction on exercise hours. And we are also challenging the constitutionality of the aspect of the Disaster Management Act that allows the secretive National Command Council to make decisions as they please, without any checks and balances.
It is in every single South African’s interest that we succeed with these court challenges.
If you are in a position to help, please consider making a donation towards this critical legal action which seeks to challenge irrational and dangerous elements of the hard lockdown in court.
Right now, these legal challenges are all that stand in the way of a slide towards a one-party fiefdom, where laws and regulations are simply issued by decree.
Every rand counts.
that's not truthThe usual limp, snowflakey, finger-pointers here in the US have picked up on an identified trend with the virus. Apparently a higher number of people of colour have been affected by the virus than white people.
Depending on who is voicing an opinion on this the message seems to vary somewhere between: a. The virus is obviously racist, to b. The predominantly white owned, run and managed healthcare providers are again sidelining people of colour for white people.
The reality is that more black people are more economically challenged by nature of their environment - but they spend all their time moaning about it rather than working to get out of it*.I digress. The fact that they are low income, and live in low rent, high population density areas means they are in closer contact with other people and the likelihood of catching the virus is higher. In fact no different to low income groups anywhere else on the planet.
Notes: *. The wifes 2IC is a black lady, a single mother of two lovely kids, who worked very hard to lift herself. She is now successful, earns around $150K a year and hates people who don’t try to improve themsleves.