Take those vitamins

In case you haven't heard, new studies are showing that Vitamin D deficiency has a significant correlation with COVID deaths.  So much has been focused on preventing the spread when we also need to look at increasing our immunity.  Check out these stats:


  • A study in Indonesia found that out of the patients that died from COVID-19, 98.9% of them were deficient in vitamin D, while only 4% of the patients with sufficient vitamin D died.

  • A study of patients in New Orleans found that 84.6% of the COVID-19 patients in the ICU were deficient in Vitamin D while only 4% of the patients in the ICU had sufficient Vitamin D levels.

  • A study in the Philippines found that for every standard deviation increase in vitamin D, people were 7.94 times more likely to have a mild rather than severe COVID-19 outcome and 19.61 times more likely to have a mild rather than critical outcome.


These findings are scary and important. 70% of the US population is vitamin D insufficient, and 28.9% are deficient in Vitamin D.  So today, take your vitamins, and even better, get some sunshine.


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