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
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|
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
|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|
|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|
|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%|
|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
|South Australia||Mount Woodroffe||1,435||4,708|
Australia population by Age group
|Age||Both Sexes Population||Both Sexes (%)|
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|
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.