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Old 2nd July 2020, 04:18 AM   #390
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post

Good spot, thanks. Well worth keeping an eye on, and the exact opposite of what's happening to indigenous populations closer to sea level.

It just occurred to me that Andorra is #7 on the List of countries by average elevation (Wikipedia), and #3 on the list of countries with the most Covid-19 deaths per million (Worldometers).
So maybe it's not a question of high altitude, UV radiation and thin air, but of lungs that evolution has genetically adapted to handling the thin air, which somehow makes them better suited to ward off the virus.
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