theodore M I R A L D I.
Considering most of the COVID-19 Deaths have occurred in Minority Communities let's consider a few facts. Most of the new immigration that has come into the U.S. over the last 40 years have come from nations with poor health systems. Mexico, Central & South America, China, and a few others. Many have not been inoculated for some of the oldest types of illnesses, TB, Chicken Pox, Rubella, Diphtheria, Yellow Fever and Polio. These diseases have made a comeback in our nation through unchecked immigration. Although Immigration has its rewards, it must be tightly coordinated with the welfare of American Citizens. Too many carriers in our most populated areas.
This should not be in dispute. This is Common Knowledge!
They do not have the vibrant immune system U.S. Citizens have developed. Secondly, this applies to their elderly relatives who may now be living here as well. Over 34% of deaths in NYC are Hispanics who comprise 29% of the population. Clustering populations normally present additional danger in Dense Urban Communities. It has been my experience to witness 5-6, or 7 people living in One Bedroom Apartments. It presents an enormous Hygiene problem for them as well as their neighbors.
This contributes greatly to passing any illness from one family member to another. COVID-19 is highly infectious, hence the inordinate rate of deaths in these communities have a logical origin.
Personal Hygiene plays an enormous role with highly infectious diseases. Walk down any street in the Bronx you will see nothing but littered sidewalks and food thrown everywhere. I have personally seen people throw nearly entire containers of take-out onto the sidewalks like they are living in some primitive society with dirt roads. All one has to do is be honest and face some facts. No matter where in the world one lives communities like this always suffer the most loss. Acting as though no-one understands makes us all look like we are asleep at the wheel. If we truly want to help our old and newer residents, honesty would be a good place to start.
As of April 17th. there have been 1,999 deaths known to be of COVID-19 among black or African American people in the five boroughs, according to the data. (Source; ABC News)
Unfortunately those in the Black Community suffer from many of the comorbid illnesses that complicate an already deadly virus. Obesity and Diabetes contributing to Heart Failure and Poor Lung Functions. Poor health because of dietary problems and poor choices of nutritious foods puts un-necessary strain not only to the heart, but the respiratory system where COVID-19 does its deadly damage.
How unfortunate that the new social norms embrace Obesity as being beautiful. Just take a look at the role models strutting their stuff sends a bad message. Being overweight has never been the optimum body shape for anyone. The rest of us should be compelled to help change our fellow Americans so they may lead a healthier and longer life.
Appeasing bad behavior is what has gotten us into this mess. Taking responsibility for you own health shouldn’t always be someone else’s burden. Politicians must stop dividing us into pieces of their electoral pie. We know the facts, let's fix the problems.
Statistics may have changed slightly.