The Upcoming Covid-19 Outbreak in BRAZIL & the Southern Hemisphere?- Predicted Hot Spots.

Can we predict the future hotspots for COVID-19 in lands

south of the equator?

I think the answer is yes.

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The important factors to consider are

  • The presence of mountain ranges (especially north-south ranges). (Can block D3 producing Sunshine)
  • Hours of annual sunshine (relates to populatioons Vitamin D3 status)
  • The median age of the population (Production of Vitamin D3 in the skin is impaired in the elderly)
  • The percentage of dark-skinned individuals (Production of Vitamin D3 in the skin is impaired in darker-skinned individuals)
  • Effect of the unknown “living near the water” factor (actually how much Vitamin D3 rich fish are eaten by the population)

How can we completely prevent the coming pandemic south of the equator? If everyone takes the sunbathing for 1/2 hour equivalent of Vitamin D3  or 20,00 IUs per day , then there will be no pandemic thjis winter south of the equator.

If massive supplementation is not implemented, the pandemic will get pretty bad  and will peak at the end of August or in early September.

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So let’s start with a world map with the equator shown.

To predict future hotspots, lets first look for significant mountain ranges in South America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, and Indonesia.

Topopgraphic map of South America:

Well right off the bat  we can see that the Andes mountains run all the way up and down thougb the middle of Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile an Western Argentina.

Argentina Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups:

European (mostly Spanish and Italian descent) and mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry) 97.2%, Amerindian 2.4%, African 0.4% (2010 est.)


And  Southern Chile can get quite cold with weak sun as it is far from the equator. Here is  a picture of Santiago  the capital of Chile, I was guessing there would be moutnias in the picture  before I even started looking for it>

Median Age of  Chilean population (pretty young) :

Chile > Demographics. Median age: total: 34.4 years. male: 33.2 years. female: 35.6 years (2017 est.) Definition: This entry is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older.


Age structure of Chilean population:

0-14 years: 19.98% (male 1,827,657 /female 1,754,253)

15-24 years: 14.63% (male 1,337,663 /female 1,285,514)

25-54 years: 42.94% (male 3,851,775 /female 3,845,195)

55-64 years: 11.32% (male 957,872 /female 1,070,975)

65 years and over: 11.13% (male 836,489 /female 1,157,869) (2018 est.)

Hours of annual sunshine

Sunshine & Daylight Hours in Santiago, Chile

  • Mean hours of sunshine in Santiago range from 3:02 daily in June to 10:23 daily in January.
  • The longest day of the year is 14:13 long and the shortest day is 9:46 long.
  • The longest day is 4:26 longer than the shortest day.
  • There is an average of 2462 hours of sunlight per year (of a possible 4383)…

TTOal sunsine hours  look pretty good.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Chile

Rank Self-Identified Ethnic Background Share of Chilean Population
1 European 59%
2 Mestizo 25%
3 Mapuche 9%
4 African 4%
5 Aymara 1%
6 Others 2%

So the bottom line is that Chile while lopopking like a good place for an outbnreak due to its proximity to tall mountaisn

Also all habitale land in Chile looks like it is close to the Pacigfic Ocean suggesting here might be a near the water effect  that suppressdes the virus….9We will solve this mystery at the end of this book)

So. Overall  the risk for a bad break out in Chile looks low as Chile has many factors arguing agssditn a bad out break, Lots of sun hours, a young population, mostly non bklack opopulation, and the living by ther water factor. It does have the mountain factor to offerst some fo the good points. 

Special areas to look out for wotul be Chilean nursing homes especially tjose with elderly black residents.

How about Brazil?

Mountains in Brazil

Mountain Metres Feet Range Notes
Pico da Neblina 2,995 9,826 Serra do Imeri Highest in Brazil; 2015 measurement, previous measurements of 3014 m (1966) and 2994 m (2004)
Pico 31 de Março 2,974 9,757 Serra do Imeri Shared with Venezuela; 2015 measurement, previous measurements of 2992 m (1966) and 2973 m (2004)
Pico da Bandeira 2,891 9,485 Highest in Minas Gerais, Highest in the Brazilian Highlands
Pico do Cruzeiro 2,861 9,386 Unconfirmed elevation[1]
Pico do Calçado 2,849 9,347
Pedra da Mina 2,798 9,180 Mantiqueira Mountains Highest in São Paulo state
Pico das Agulhas Negras 2,791 9,157 Mantiqueira Mountains Highest in Rio de Janeiro State
Pico do Cristal 2,770 9,088
Mount Roraima 2,734 8,970 Guiana Shield Shared with Venezuela and Guyana – Border tripoint elevation[2]
Pico dos Marins 2,420 7,940 Mantiqueira Mountains
Pico do Barbado 2,033 6,670 Highest in Bahia
Pico Paraná 1,877 6,158 Serra do Mar Highest in Paraná
Morro da Boa Vista 1,827 5,994 Serra Geral Highest in Santa Catarina
Morro da Igreja 1,822 5,978 Serra Geral
Morro das Antenas 1,750 5,741 Serra Geral
Monte Caburaí 1,465 4,806   – is the northernmost point of Brazil
Pico do Monte Negro 1,398 4,587 Highest in Rio Grande do Sul


Largest Ethnic Groups In Brazil

Rank IBGE Ethnic Designation Share of Brazilian Population in 2010 Census
1 Brancos (White Brazilians) 47.73%
2 Pardo (Combined European, Native, and African Ancestry) 43.13%
3 Pretos (African-Brazilians) 7.61%
4 Amarelos (Asian Brazilian) 1.09%
5 Indigena (Indigenous Brazilian) 0.43%

Age structure: Median Age 32.

0-14 years: 21.89% (male 23,310,437 /female 22,414,551)

15-24 years: 16.29% (male 17,254,084 /female 16,758,140)

25-54 years: 43.86% (male 45,449,158 /female 46,151,759)

55-64 years: 9.35% (male 9,229,665 /female 10,296,824)

65 years and over: 8.61% (male 7,666,845 /female 10,315,429) (2018 est.)


Total population of All of Africa is only 1.29 billion. Less than the population of either China (1.38 billion)  or India (1.36 billion)




Thabana Ntlenyana mountain in Lesotho, which reaches an elevation of 3,482 metres (11,424 ft), is the highest mountain in southern Africa. It can be reached from the Sani Pass from South Africa which involves a 1000m climb up one of the hardest 4WD passes in Africa (sharp hairpin bends and 1000m drops without barriers).

  • The population density in Africa is 45 per Km2(117 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 29,648,481 Km2 (11,447,338 sq. miles)
  • 8 %of the population is urban (587,737,793 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Africa is 19.7 years!

Prediction: Southern Africa should be mostly free of the COVID-19 epidemic due to its almost non-existent elderly population.




Tallest mountain Southern Australia

Meters        feet

South Australia Mount Woodroffe 1,435 4,708


Australia population by Age group

Age Both Sexes Population Both Sexes (%)
Total 25,597,574 100
00-04 1,691,301 6.6
05-09 1,626,659 6.4
10-14 1,609,226 6.3
15-19 1,514,670 5.9
20-24 1,599,898 6.3
25-29 1,786,086 7
30-34 1,885,386 7.4
35-39 1,847,595 7.2
40-44 1,582,082 6.2
45-49 1,724,154 6.7
50-54 1,533,874 6
55-59 1,587,811 6.2
60-64 1,431,790 5.6
65-69 1,236,358 4.8
70-74 1,120,521 4.4
75-79 768,904 3
80-84 524,012 2
85-89 325,223 1.3
90-94 155,069 0.6
95-99 42,247 0.2
100+ 4,708 0

About 19% of Australia’s population is over 60 years old and at risk.

Australia Age structure and Population pyramid


Ethnic Background Of Australians

Rank Principal Ancestral Ethnicity or Nationality Share of Australian Population
1 British 67.4%
2 Irish 8.7%
3 Italian 3.8%
4 German 3.7%
5 Chinese 3.6%
6 Aboriginal Australian 3.0%
7 Indian 1.7%
8 Greek 1.6%
9 Dutch 1.2%
10 Other 5.3%


The bottom line is we can probably expect a hot spot to occur in the north west mountainous part of Australia around which there there are many aboriginals  living.





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