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Red heads better protected?

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    Posted: November 14 2020 at 11:24pm

From a photo essay about redheads

Quote Redheads are more common in northern latitudes as the gene adaptation allows for the absorption of vitamin D with little sunlight.


Does this mean that having ginger hair will add protection against covid-19 by allowing for more vit-D?  

By extension should Scotland do better than the rest of the UK because of this genetic factor? [Or is the weather so bad that people stay indoors and so loose the effect of getting more vit-D?]


This does not effect me as my hair is what it politely called "salt and pepper". 


Photo essay at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-54929694

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My son is a true red head....carrot top with a red beard. I love it. I am a natural blonde.

That said, he plays on a beach volleyball team and has to wear HEAVY sunscreen otherwise he will get burnt just being out for 5 min. He covers himself from head to toe with that white stuff...doesn't care how it looks after being burnt so bad in the past.

'A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.'
--Confucius

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