Virus#26; Chapter 22″lessons learnt from the COVIDs: Aboriginals fall again to disease

Chapter 22 “Lessons learnt from the COVIDs; Aboriginals fall again to disease”

My knowledge of the aboriginal peoples of North America was perhaps greater than most as I did a research paper for the “Canadian Cardiological Review” on cardiac disease amongst the Canadian aboriginal community or First Nations” if that is more politically correct.

Cardiac disease was higher than the national average primarily caused by substandard housing, poor diet, substance abuse, lack of preventive medical care and contaminated drinking water all leading to a seriously compromised immune system.

Well this poor immune system assisted COVID in decimating aboriginal populations in Canada and in New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the United States.80% seemed to be the final COVID kill rate. At least intentional infection of the aboriginal community as was the case with smallpox genocide in Canada could not be blamed.

The result of the carnage was a rebirth of the traditional aboriginal way of life and customs which meant staying far away as possible from “civilization” which all said and done was a potential step in the right direction.

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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