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High-altitude Cusco, Peru has far lower rate of COVID-19 than others (high UVB and Vitamin D) - June 2020

Cusco altitude = 11,152 feet

COVID-19 cases per million inhabitants in the provinces of Peru
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Map of Peru
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Propagation by COVID-19 at high altitude: Cusco case - May 2020

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Many of the COVID-19 infections are in tourists (who have not gotten lots of UVB), not locals
"....Cusco, 6.7 % of men are obese, compared to Lima, where 24.4 % are.""


Note - The highest altitude state in the US (with the most UVB) also has the lowest obesity

Hypothesis: Colorado has the best UV (and thus best health) in the US has the following chart
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VitaminDWiki Items in both categories UV and Virus:


  • https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.03.20167262 |Cities at high altitude (Peru) have far less COVID-19 infection] Aug 14, preprint FREE PDF
    • Increased UVB and Vitamin D at high altitude are not even mentioned as possible mechanisms
  • The advantages of ultraviolet radiation in controlling the coronavirus at high-altitude - Bolivia Aug 2020
  • High altitude reduces infection rate of COVID-19 but not case-fatality rate - Oct 2020   FREE PDF
  • Altitude as a protective factor from COVID-19 - preprint Aug 5 FREE PDF
  • Lower Incidence of COVID-19 at High Altitude: Facts and Confounders - July 21, 2020 FREE PDF


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14136 High altitude.pdf PDF 2020 admin 07 Aug, 2020 17:59 794.10 Kb 41
13959 Propagation by COVID-19 at high altitude - Cusco case.pdf PDF 2020 admin 28 Jun, 2020 02:57 1.15 Mb 69
13958 Peru Map.jpg admin 28 Jun, 2020 02:49 52.93 Kb 178
13957 Peru number per million.jpg admin 28 Jun, 2020 02:49 62.60 Kb 167
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