Discover more from DrV’s Newsletter, Notes, Essays, Articles, Videos, and Book Chapters
New research finds that 116,000 American deaths and 4 million COVID-19 cases could have been avoided with low-cost low-risk multiple-benefit vitamin D supplementation, especially at 50,000 units daily
Trump, Biden, Fauci, the entire CDC, NIH, AMA and AAFP failed to take action on data that was available, published, verified, confirmed, and known to the entire world
A new study published in the open-access peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports (2022 November*) shows us anew what we have already known:
1. WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED MILLIONS OF COVID INFECTIONS: Vitamin D supplementation provides protection against Covid infections; we could have avoided 4 million American COVID-19 cases if American politicians and medical organizations had implemented vitamin D supplementation; obviously more worldwide cases would have been prevented if this vitamin D supplementation had been implemented globally
2. Vitamin D supplementation provides protection against Covid deaths; 116,000 American deaths could have been avoided with low-cost low-risk multiple-benefit vitamin D supplementation, especially at 50,000 IU per day
3. Vitamin D supplementation is safe, easy, inexpensive, and essentially without risks and drug interactions
I had already summarized the antiviral benefits of vitamin D in MARCH OF 2020 at the very start of the “global pandemic”—the data was available at least since March 2020 when I reviewed antiviral nutrition (see video below)
—if not 2017 (Martineau et al, BMJ)
—if not 2014 when I published Antiviral Nutrition
—if not 2004 when I published the vitamin D paradigm shift
Conclusions from Gibbons et al, Sci Rep 2022 Nov*
“Among VA patients, vitamin D3 and vitamin D2 supplementation reduced the associated risk of COVID-19 infection by 20% and 28%, and COVID-19 infection ending in death within 30-days by 33% and 25%.
Black veterans receiving supplementation had a larger associated reduction than whites, although both were statistically significant, and the difference was not accounted for by differences in vitamin D serum levels.
Patients with low vitamin D levels at baseline benefited more from supplementation than patients with higher serum levels. Finally, patients receiving higher cumulative dosages and higher average daily dosages had a greater associated reduction in COVID-19 infection rates than patients receiving lower dosages conditional on similar vitamin D serum levels. The most substantial dose–response relation was found in patients with the lowest vitamin D serum levels.
As a widely available, inexpensive, and safe treatment, vitamin D3 could be a helpful tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19 infection and related mortality and reducing racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes.
Our findings are especially relevant to the US population, given that about half of Americans are estimated to have sub-optimal vitamin D serum levels.”
See my VITAMIN D GOLDMINE and SELF-PACED ANTIVIRAL NUTRITION COURSE—both are FREE and linked below
DrV’s Newsletter, Notes, Essays, Articles, Videos, and Book Chapters is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
* Sci Rep. 2022 Nov 12;12(1):19397. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-24053-4 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-24053-4