"A study by a Chinese research group has emerged that offers concrete proof of race differences in susceptibility to Corona virus are very real. The authors explain that “2019-nCov was reported to share the same receptor, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)” as the SARS disease, an outbreak of which in 2003 seemed almost exclusively to kill Northeast Asians. Based on “the public database and the state-of-the-art single-cell RNA-Seq technique” the Chinese scientists “analyzed the ACE2 RNA expression profile in the normal human lungs.” Crucially, they further found (in a comparison of eight individual samples) that the “Asian male one has an extremely large number of ACE2-expressing cells in the lung” in comparison to other races."
Key Takeaway: This study has not been peer-reviewed. The thesis is that there are roughly 5 times more ACE2 receptors in the lungs of Asian males than in White of African males. This may explain some of the morbidity statistics that we are seeing.