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Is ethnicity linked to incidence or outcomes of covid-19?

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1548 (Published 20 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1548

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Re: Is ethnicity linked to incidence or outcomes of covid-19?

Dear Editor,

The role of vitamin D deficiency as a cause of predisposition to Covid-19 is an interesting one, but it is one of several explanations, the prime one being genetic. I would also be interested to see whether there is a religious, rather than an ethnic difference. I am not aware that the Asian subgroup has been divided this way. It is of interest because one would expect a higher incidence of Vitamin D deficiency among vegetarian Hindus than among non-vegetarian Muslims.

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06 June 2020
Andrew N Bamji
Retired consultant rheumatologist
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