Is Vitamin D a magic Covid bullet?
I constantly hear and or read, “follow the science.” This is good advice, except with regard to Covid-19 the science keeps changing. There is a lot of “thinks” and “expects” but very little “definitive.”
Wear a mask, wash your hands and keep six feet from people is the current advise. Now it is pretty simple and not all that annoying to wear a mask, wash your hands and keep your distance, so this is advise that I choose to follow.
I will follow this advice, but I am not all that sure it is as protective as advertised. The recent rise in Covid cases has been blamed on those hard headed, backward thinking cretins that refuse to wear a mask. While I am sure there are a few idiots that might be contributing to a rise in Covid cases, this can’t be the main issue.
In New Jersey, EVERYONE wears a mask. I have not left the house in the last six months and seen anyone indoors or around people not wearing a mask. NOT ONE! Still, cases in New Jersey have recently risen dramatically.
So, while we must follow the scientists, which ones do we follow?
What do we know about Covid?
It tends to effect old people, African Americans and obese people the most. It peeked in this country in the spring and dipped considerably in the summer. Is their any commonality in these facts. This article is interesting.
I found this article on Fox, so many of you will stop reading now, but I still find it interesting.
The study which is buried in most media, suggests vitamin C, D and zinc can help protect from Covid and is an effective treatment to reduce Covid symptoms. It especially finds vitamin D to be effective.
What is interesting to me is that vitamin D deficiency is very common.
Vitamin D is produced by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight.
Some groups, it turns out are especially deficient in vitamin D…old people, obese people, and dark skin people. It fits a pattern.
Covid in this country was introduced around late January 2020 and exploded through the spring. Cases started to decline as daylight increased in the summer and cases started to explode again after the summer when days became shorter. It fits a pattern.
Perhaps having people stay in their dark basements and wait out the virus was a bad idea. Closing the beaches may not have been a great idea.
Protesting in large groups outdoors in the sun did not seem to cause the virus to spread…Hmmm, outdoors good, inside bad.
Vitamin D, C and zinc is inexpensive; far cheaper than ventilators. It takes huge quantities of D, C and zinc to cause any ill effects. In short, much like washing your hands and wearing a mask, it couldn’t hurt!
I will continue to wash my hands, wear a mask, avoid strangers in enclosed poorly ventilated spaces, and I am now taking supplements of vitamin D, C, and zinc.
When they say I can get a vaccine, I will not waste any time getting it.
Stay safe everyone.