Re: Why Covid-19 spares the poor

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08036034916: I have just read an article credited to Dr. Doyin Okupe on the above topic in your esteemed newspaper. The medical doctor claimed “The overall infectivity and fatalities on the Africa continent are disproportionately much lower than the rest of the world” is due to sunlight which produces Vitamin D.

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   I respect his professional opinion. I am neither a medical doctor nor a scientist, but I would be pleased if he can help me to clear some confusion from my mind. To my limited knowledge, the countries of Brazil and India and the US states of Florida and Texas are all located in the Tropics yet they have the worst death rates in the whole world due to COVID-19. Is their sun incapable of producing the “magic” vitamin D?

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  I need an answer to this question, please.

George Olugbemiga  Ayodele, 12 Joy Avenue, Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos State.

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