1300 Health Professionals Sign Letter Supporting BLM Protests — Ignoring Low Vitamin D Factor

The violent BLM riots that divided America are supported by 1,288 health professionals in this letter, claiming blacks disproportionally suffer health problems, including higher Covid deaths, etc. because of racial discrimination; though, it’s mainly due to lower vitamin D levels because of higher melatonin in skin, studies prove: Overview Dark Skin and Vitamin D — which is never mentioned.

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Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Don’t shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuse

June 5, 2020

A group of health and medical colleagues has penned an open letter to express their concern that protests around the United States could be shut down under the guise of coronavirus health concerns. …

White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19. Black people are twice as likely to be killed by police compared to white people, but the effects of racism are far more pervasive. Black people suffer from dramatic health disparities in life expectancy, maternal and infant mortality, chronic medical conditions, and outcomes from acute illnesses like myocardial infarction and sepsis [all illnesses caused by lower vitamin D– ed.]. Biological determinants are insufficient to explain these disparities. They result from long-standing systems of oppression and bias which have subjected people of color to discrimination in the healthcare setting, decreased access to medical care and healthy food, unsafe working conditions, mass incarceration, exposure to pollution and noise, and the toxic effects of stress. Black people are also more likely to develop COVID-19. Black people with COVID-19 are diagnosed later in the disease course and have a higher rate of hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, and death [low vitamin D because of high melanin – ed.]. COVID-19 among Black patients is yet another lethal manifestation of white supremacy. In addressing demonstrations against white supremacy, our first statement must be one of unwavering support for those who would dismantle, uproot, or reform racist institutions [through violent, public protests. Don’t even arrest them, they say below – ed.]. …

Protests against systemic racism, which fosters the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on Black communities and also perpetuates police violence, must be supported.

Therefore, we propose the following guidance to support public health:

● Support local and state governments in upholding the right to protest and allow protesters to gather.
Do not disband protests under the guise of maintaining public health for COVID-19 restrictions.
Advocate that protesters not be arrested or held in confined spaces, including jails or police vans, which are some of the highest-risk areas for COVID-19 transmission.
Oppose any use of tear gas, smoke, or other respiratory irritants….

This letter is signed by 1,288 public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals, and community stakeholders.

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