Vitamin D Level Is Directly Correlated to COVID-19 Outcome

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  • An analysis of medical records revealed a direct correlation between levels of vitamin D and the severity of illness in people infected with SARS-CoV-2
  • Low vitamin D levels are normally found in people with dark skin. This may be a compelling factor in the higher rates of COVID-19 illness and mortality
  • The U.K. recommends vitamin D supplementation during this pandemic, concerned people are not getting enough sunlight; yet the U.S. continues to focus on drugs and vaccine production
  • Vitamin D needs vary widely, so it’s important to get your levels tested before deciding how much vitamin D3 supplement you should take

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Fauci Backpedals on Vitamin C and D Recommendations

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  • The largest hospital system in New York state, Northwell Health, has been giving COVID-19 patients admitted into intensive care 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C three to four times a day in conjunction with the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the face of the White House coronavirus response team, says life probably will not go back to normal until we have the ability to vaccinate the entire global population against COVID-19
  • Yet, four years ago, Fauci touted vitamins C and D as good for boosting your immune system and fighting infectious disease
  • The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing finds vitamin D “plays a critical role in preventing respiratory infections, reducing antibiotic use, and boosting the immune system response to infections”
  • An April 2020 scientific review presents evidence that vitamin D supplementation could reduce risk of COVID-19 infection and death. Researchers recommend raising your vitamin D level 40-60 ng/mL (100–150 nmol/L). “For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful,” the researchers state

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