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Neanderthal gene probably caused up to a million Covid deaths


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A single Neanderthal gene found in one in six Britons is likely to blame for up to a million Covid deaths, according to an Oxford academic.

The LZTFL1 gene is a Neanderthal gene found on chromosome three and has been previously shown to double a person’s risk of severe disease and death.

But before now there had never been an estimated figure for how many lives were lost to this single piece of genetic code.

Roughly 15 per cent of Europeans have the Neanderthal form of the gene, compared to about 60 per cent of South Asians.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/mindandbody/neanderthal-gene-probably-caused-up-to-a-million-covid-deaths/ar-AAYgLF3?

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If that many people die from having that allel or gene, then why hasn't natural selection and other selection thrown it out of the gene pool?

Evolution theory predicts that there never ought to have been any Britons at all if that gene or allel was that deadly.

In my opinion that Oxford academic has a bunch of bees in his bonnet. His assertion is ridiculous.

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3 hours ago, Eldorado said:

A single Neanderthal gene found in one in six Britons is likely to blame for up to a million Covid deaths, according to an Oxford academic.

The LZTFL1 gene is a Neanderthal gene found on chromosome three and has been previously shown to double a person’s risk of severe disease and death.

But before now there had never been an estimated figure for how many lives were lost to this single piece of genetic code.

Roughly 15 per cent of Europeans have the Neanderthal form of the gene, compared to about 60 per cent of South Asians.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/mindandbody/neanderthal-gene-probably-caused-up-to-a-million-covid-deaths/ar-AAYgLF3?

That sucks, glad I didn’t catch COVID because I have those genes!:yes:

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1 hour ago, Ell said:

If that many people die from having that allel or gene, then why hasn't natural selection and other selection thrown it out of the gene pool?

Evolution theory predicts that there never ought to have been any Britons at all if that gene or allel was that deadly.

In my opinion that Oxford academic has a bunch of bees in his bonnet. His assertion is ridiculous.

Great point, but I think it actually does serve other purposes! For instance I have those genes I have been tested, and based upon my genetic background cold whether has never effected me anywhere I have been exposed too it around the world! Now, I can’t honestly say absolutely for certain that it is because of the Neanderthal Genes I have, but it does make sense, because of the environmental conditions they evolved in!

Great post by the way!:tu:

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Those genes will be less-common in future generations.

Evolution operates mostly in conditions of decreasing population.  Pressure against a given gene acts less strongly during periods of increasing population.

Doug

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On 6/10/2022 at 7:33 PM, Doug1066 said:

Those genes will be less-common in future generations.

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Yeap, thats why I for gender reassignment for adults. Heck, if "progressives" want to bastardize their children, well... Darwin award awaits...

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