Is Vitamin D a magic Covid bullet?
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.
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
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
I found this
article on Fox, so many of you will stop reading now, but I still find it
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
interesting to me is that vitamin D deficiency is very common.
Vitamin D is
produced by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight.
it turns out are especially deficient in vitamin D…old people, obese people,
and dark skin people. It fits a pattern.
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
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.
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!
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.
say I can get a vaccine, I will not waste any time getting it.