COVID-19 Is Racist

exsniffer

Old-Salt
I 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).
It looks as though this is definitely a factor
 
My bold was the dozy twat "earth" involved, no doubt he will blame it on the nasty colonialists who built the railway during the Raj!
Of course he'd be right. "We" shouldn't have built it where they wanted to walk.
 
Meanwhile in the Peoples' Socialist Workers' Utopian Paradise of Azania, the opposition are trying to take on the usual undemocratic govt shit. Makes a change for the ANC-Lite opposition as well. Not often they actually act like what they're meant to be.


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:
  • 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.
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.

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.


Kind regards,


John Steenhuisen
DA Leader


I find the single party National Command Council to be particularly worrying. There's a distinct Stalinist stench about the thing.
 

“More must be done,” said Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, a former senior official at the International Monetary Fund. “There’s been a selfishness on the part of industrialised nations for decades.”

You racist lot, you've done nothing for Africa and here in its (latest) hour (decade) of need you go around looking for cures and stop buying oil, those gold plated AK47s and Maybachs wont buy themselves.
 
Zimbabwe government prosecuting three woman for contravening covid-19 lockdown.
They were members of the opposition party, got kidnapped from a Police station, then got beaten, tortured and sexually assaulted with guns, and then dumped on side of the road. The last act meant they were in a group in public and not in isolation.
 
The 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.
that's not truth
 
Dunno if someone else has picked up on this elsewhere but if they have they must have put it in the wrong thread...

The latest furore is that many NHS trusts are acting in a racist manner for not identifying their BAME personnel and then not performing individual risk assessments in order to determine control measures to avoid them falling foul of Racist Covid.

Why? My blood is boiling over this so I'll repeat myself with more emphasis. WHY?

Why waste time and effort on a paper exercise to come up with control measures for BAME personnel (providing Vitamin D supplements was one suggestion) when it would be much simpler to identify all potential control measures and provide them to ALL personnel, regardless of race, creed or colour.

My blood is boiling because the storyline at the moment is that BAME personnel deserve special treatment to avoid succumbing to Covid. To my mind this is akin to anti-white racism. These are supposedly healthcare professionals but it seems that common sense is lacking.

While BAME personnel may be proportionally more likely to succumb to Covid, that doesn't make the white personnel immune.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
And yet, travel on public transport and it's the BAME crowd who are, more often than not, the ones ignoring the "wear a mask" instrutions. I travelled on a train into London yesterday, a black female got on, all masked up, sat down, took the mask off and didn't replace it until the train arived at London Bridge and she got off.
 

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