Articles tagged with: vitamin D

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More evidence needed for the claim that vitamin D supplements reduce risk of COVID-19 infection

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“Habitual use of vitamin D supplements was associated with a 34% lower risk of COVID-19 infection”; “This is an observational study so causation cannot be established”

SOURCE: Rhonda Patrick, Instagram

Published: 22 Feb 2021

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Vaccines are useful even when there is a treatment for a disease, contrary to claim by Lee Merritt in The New American video

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“We have vaccines because we didn't have treatment for smallpox and it was a very deadly disease that made sense to have a vaccine. [...] but [COVID-19]? Even without doing anything, this disease has a 99.991[%] chance of survival.”

SOURCE: Lee Merritt, The New American

Published: 04 Feb 2021

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Dozens of clinical trials ongoing to investigate whether vitamin D prevents COVID-19; no firm evidence yet

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“Vitamin D insufficiency [...] may account for the majority of COVID-19 deaths”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 04 Dec 2020

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Some evidence suggests that vitamin C and D supplementation might prevent or treat respiratory infections, but their effectiveness is still being tested with COVID-19

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Vitamins C and D are now finally being adopted in the conventional treatment of SARS-CoV-2; Vitamin C at extremely high doses acts as an antiviral drug, actually killing viruses; vitamin D helps the body fight SARS-CoV-2 infection and can cut infection risk.

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Mercola

Published: 14 Apr 2020

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