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Study finds over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency

Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it — Lloyd Chambers. That applies to climate science, COVID-19, and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

re: The First Clinical Trial to Support Vitamin D Therapy For Covid-19/CCP Virus finds a Vitamin D Metabolite Calcifediol Works Miracles
re: Low Vitamin D Strongly Associated with Risk of COVID-19 Death / More Severe Outcomes

Correlation is not causation. It could be that those most susceptible to COVID-19 also have low Vitamin D. What about magnesium deficiency, and properly measured?

Why has the medical establishment been asleep at the wheel establishing what should have been established six months ago?

Because if low-D is important to COVID infection and/or outcomes, we have unnecessarily killed thousands for want of an incredibly cheap preventive. I call that incompetence.

Study finds over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health concerns, although research is still underway into why the hormone impacts other systems of the body. Many studies point to the beneficial effect of vitamin D on the immune system, especially regarding protection against infections.

“One approach is to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency, especially in high-risk individuals such as the elderly, patients with comorbidities, and nursing home residents, who are the main target population for the COVID-19,” said study co-author José L. Hernández, Ph.D., of the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain. “Vitamin D treatment should be recommended in COVID-19 patients with low levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood since this approach might have beneficial effects in both the musculoskeletal and the immune system.”

The researchers found 80 percent of 216 COVID-19 patients at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla had vitamin D deficiency, and men had lower vitamin D levels than women. COVID-19 patients with lower vitamin D levels also had raised serum levels of inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer.

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WIND: it’s beyond stupid that the government and medical establishments have not instituted widespread Vitamin D and magnesium supplementation (cholecalciferol is a bad idea without adequate magnesium, due to the the excess calcium).

It’s “free money” to supplement, as compared to the $10 trillion dollar economic suicide policies in place today in the USA, and the horrible suffering our policies are causing.

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