D for Dumb
The return of rickets in northern parts of the UK came as a surprise despite the colder climate and lower levels of sunshine in the north, but what has developed in Southampton is quite astonishing.
'This is almost certainly a combination of the modern lifestyle, which involves a lack of exposure to sunlight, but also covering up in sunshine, and we're seeing cases that are very reminiscent of 17th-century England.
Vitamin D is often called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it is made by the action of sunlight on the skin, which accounts for 90 per cent of the body’s supply.
Although white children can develop rickets, many affected children in the UK have Asian, Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern origins.
Whether it is yummy mummies swaddling their children in factor 50 Boden clothes at the hint of a sun ray, kiddy-fiddler fearers locking their kids indoors all day or the melanin enhanced denying their bairns the extra sun they need for cultural reasons it is all stupidity. A disease that is completely avoidable being inflicted due to dumb ignorance. Cluebats need to be wielded.