Article Category: Coronavirus
Regardless of whether vitamin D protects against COVID-19, adequate levels are important for bone health. “Avoiding vitamin D deficiency is always a goal,” Ross wrote. “If the diet doesn’t include vitamin D fortified milk or natural products like fish, then a supplement of the RDA [recommended dietary allowance] amount (600-1000 IU per day) provides good assurance. I consider this a ‘good idea,’ but I don’t want to leave the impression that diet cannot be sufficient.”
In this single-center, retrospective cohort study, likely deficient vitamin D status was associated with increased COVID-19 risk, a finding that suggests that randomized trials may be needed to determine whether vitamin D affects COVID-19 risk.
A regular bolus of vitamin D supplementation was associated with less severe COVID-19 and better survival in frail elderly. It is therefore recommended that the patient take the supplements.
Vitamin D deficiency may cause immune dysfunction. Therefore Novel_Sars-viruses have an easier time causing respiratory injury.
“A greater proportion of vitamin D-deficient individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection turned SARS-CoV-2 RNA negative with a significant decrease in fibrinogen on high-dose cholecalciferol supplementation.”
to paraphrase the authors: “If vitamin D does, in fact, reduce the severity of COVID-19 then supplements would offer a relatively easy option to decrease the impact of the pandemic.”
Wearing masks, and social distancing is critical to slow down the spread until vaccination becomes available. PIIS2214109X20305106
It appears that one of the reasons that we have not been able to control the Covid-19 epidemic in the US is because we move too much. If we just stop traveling and socializing and wear a mask, we can ( and should have been able to) curb the exponential growth and spread of the virus. As of the publication of Blog, there are over 246,000 deaths in the US due to the Coronavirus. Lancet Infection disease, Published a study: “Association between mobility patterns and COVID-19 transmission in the USA: a mathematical modeling study.” It provides additional information on how social distancing is s important in the control of this very deadly and real epidemic.
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