Does Corona pose a greater threat to indigenous peoples?
Does this 21st century Corona virus pose a greater
threat to indigenous peoples rather than non-indigenous
The answer to that important question may be found in the history of previous pandemics of the 20th century.
According to an article published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health titled:
Differential Mortality Rates by Ethnicity in 3 Influenza Pandemics Over a Century, New Zealand
“The Māori death rate in the 1918 pandemic (4,230/100,000 population) was 7.3× the European rate.”
The paper also stated; “Indigenous Australians were particularly affected” while citing an elevated mortality rate ratios (RRs) for our indigenous populations relative to European populations of RR 172.4.
If today’s Chinese Corona virus, with a mortality rate of at least 1% (as reported by the ABC https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-22/covid-19-how-deadly-and-contagious-is-coronavirus/12068106 ) behaves like the 1918 Corona virus which caused the Spanish Flu carnage - then our Aboriginal and Maori brothers / sisters are in significantly more danger than those of us with European ethnicity.