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Evidence from observational studies is accumulating, suggesting that the majority of deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections are statistically attributable to vitamin D insufficiency and could potentially be prevented by vitamin D supplementation. Given the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, rational vitamin D supplementation whose safety has been proven in an extensive body of research should be promoted and initiated to limit the toll of the pandemic even before the final proof of efficacy in preventing COVID-19 deaths by randomized trials
Although results of an observational study, such as this one, need to be interpreted with caution, as done by the authors , due to the potential of residual confounding or reverse causality (i.e., vitamin D insufficiency resulting from poor health status at baseline rather than vice versa), it appears extremely unlikely that such a strong association in this prospective cohort study could be explained this way, in particular as the authors had adjusted for age, sex and comorbidity as potential confounders in their multivariate analysis. There are also multiple plausible mechanisms that may well explain the observed associations, such as increased concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines, as well as decreased concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines in vitamin D insufficiency
originally posted by: LordAhriman
originally posted by: Xtrozero
Well then CDC is saying that 10 to 15k of deaths were actually directly from COVID and the rest had serious life threatening health problems already as the primary reason
They never said anything even close to that.
originally posted by: scojak
Seems sort of close.
But it's important to understand that some of the comorbidities listed are actually downstream effects of COVID-19—meaning they are symptoms. For example, respiratory failure. Someone could have on their death certificate that they died of both COVID and respiratory failure, but that probably means that COVID-19 caused the respiratory failure, which caused them to die. It's impossible for us to know the individual scenarios from death certificates, but the prevalence of respiratory factors [in the CDC findings] are consistent with being downstream conditions.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: LordAhriman
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: rickymouse
I think the biggest cause of general ill health, is down to essential minerals, the plants are forced and don't have the time to bring them up from the soil, you can see a healthy plant getting all it needs doesn't need chemicals to get it to maturity. This means people are getting starved of these nutrients as well as low vitamin D.Wherever plants are grown in seaweed the people eating them live longer and healthier.