In this pandemic period of life in America, we hear a lot about immunity.

Natural immunity, herd immunity, weakened immunity, etc.

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Better Looking = Better Immunity

Let's add to the list "better immunity" and with that consideration, may I introduce radio news personality, Lance Tormey.

At our radio operation, two of three employees caught COVID-19.  Lance did not.  Many of the rest of the people in our building got COVID-19 but Lance did not.

Lance doesn't wear a mask and he doesn't consciously isolate but the coronavirus won't touch him.  WHY?

At 57, when most of us put on a couple of extra pounds, he is lean and thin.  He walks several miles every day and skis hard every weekend.  He eats very healthily with great discipline.  But I don't believe that's why he has sidestepped the virus.

Too Good Looking For The Virus

No, the reason Lance, when surrounded by the virus, avoided its negative health impact is because he is just too good-looking!  I'll say it again, Lance Tormey, my radio show partner is too good-looking to get COVID-19!

Allow me to explain.

There is scientific evidence that shows good-looking people appear to have a better immune system.

The Daily Mail reports

A study of blood tests has found traits traditionally linked to attractiveness, such as a symmetrical face and bright eyes, may be signs the body is better at fighting infection. Researchers believe we may be drawn to such looks because our brains are hardwired to seek out healthy partners.

In a peer-rated study of handsome men and beautiful women, the best looking were found to have higher rates of phagocytosis which is the body's process by which white blood cells destroy bacteria before it can make someone ill.

Men judged as having "killer good looks" had more effective 'natural killer' cells which can destroy virus-infected cells in the body, so could help to fight off coronavirus.

When you're Not, You're NOT

What about me, Lance's partner?

The mirror tells my sad story.  I spent 3 days in the hospital with a bad case of COVID,  so it's safe to say the virus didn't find me too attractive to attack!

Congratulations Lance.  May you always be healthy.  The rest of us probably won't ever look as good as Lance, but we can follow his excellent example of eating right and getting plenty of exercise and fresh air.  With better behaviors, we can boost the weaker hand of immunity that nature dealt us.

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