The peoples of the Arctic were more susceptible to coronavirus


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Indigenous peoples of the Russian North have appeared to be more susceptible to coronavirus infection because of your diet and lifestyle, write “Izvestia” with reference to the analytical data of the scientific staff of the Institute of ecology of the HSE.

According to the findings of scientists, northerners have a deficiency of iodine and vitamin D. Their tendency to alcohol abuse increases the risk of severe COVID-19 and death. First of all we are talking about the Northern peoples and the industrial workers. Also some people in these communities have poor housing and in poor sanitary conditions.

Director of the Institute Boris Morgunov noted that the northerners, in principle, carry heavier respiratory diseases due to high humidity and low temperature. Also have long lived in isolation indigenous peoples are often no so-called civilizational immune system, so they are more susceptible to different kinds of infections.

While in the Arctic there are several factors that hinder the spread of the virus. This is a small population density and extremely low temperature.

In late April, it was reported that the Russian reindeer herders has avoided meeting with the coronavirus and migrated with the reindeer to the North. Near the Arctic circle, not one was infected by nomad.

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