An open letter to State Governors

Increase Vitamin D Intakes for Covid-19

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I urge you to recommend a higher level of vitamin D intake (2000-4000 IU/day) for all of our citizens as soon as possible, similar to what Nebraska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gary Anthone recommended on November 17. This is also the same request that over 100 doctors and scientists, including critical care experts, public health experts, and several of the most renowned vitamin D experts in the world, made to you in this letter: These experts said that: “Vitamin D modulates thousands of genes and many aspects of immune function. The scientific evidence shows that: higher vitamin D levels are associated with lower rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection and lower risk of severe disease (hospitalization, ICU, or death). And early clinical trials indicate that vitamin D can be a very effective treatment for Covid-19.” The rate of vitamin D deficiency reaches as high as 40% in the winter and low vitamin D levels almost certainly increase COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Some groups have notably worse deficiency: the overweight, those with dark skin, and care home residents. These same groups face increased COVID-19 risk. There is no need to wait for further clinical trials to increase use of something so safe. Pursuing this public health intervention has very low risk, very low cost, and has great potential to reduce infections, hospital admissions, and deaths.

First sent on December 21, 2020 by VitaminDforAll

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