(OMNS June 22, 2020) If we act on the data showing that it is highly probable that vitamin D can save lives, we could fix this pandemic in a month, for perhaps $2 per person. There would be no significant adverse effects. If we wait for “evidence” that vitamin D mitigates the impact of COVID-19, thousands more will die. If we could arrange to give everyone vitamin D, and it failed to protect them, so what? The risk from not acting is much greater than the risk from acting. Dosage is important and generally misunderstood.
Two countries have acted on this already: Egypt and Slovenia. Why can’t we?
The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has been publicizing the importance of vitamins D and C, and the minerals zinc and magnesium, in this pandemic since January . I have been writing about Vitamin D and sunlight for over 30 years , and it has never been more relevant.
If you caught the COVID19 virus right now, having a good vitamin D status (from already having taken a supplement) would
Reduce your risk of the disease becoming severe by 90%
Reduce your risk of dying by 96%
This is not “proven” or “evidence-based” until we have done controlled trials comparing it to placebo. Any volunteers for that? But the data, already strong, has been pouring in since the start of the pandemic. Here’s the data for the two statements above.
Recent studies have suggested in discussion that more than 4000 IU per day of vitamin D3 may carry a risk of harm, citing the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report of 2016 which set the recommended Upper Level (UL) intakes of 50mcg/2000IU per day.  That report says; “Excessive vitamin D intakes have, however, been shown to have toxic effects (Vieth, 2006)”.  However this is misleading, as the Vieth paper  states: “Published reports suggest toxicity may occur with 25(OH)D concentrations beyond 500 nmol/L.” This leaves a wide margin of safety.
(Tom: I watched a video presentation on vitamin D3 given by the world’s most ecperienced researcher who said 50,000 IU a day of D3 produces NO toxicity. Personally I would add some K2 to minimise hardening of the arteries.)
The 3 papers mentioned above [3-5] show that a vitamin D3 blood level of at least 75 nmol/L (30 ng/ml) is needed for protection against COVID-19. Government recommendations for vitamin D intake – 400 IU/day for the UK and 600 IU/day for the USA (800 IU for >70 years) and the EU – are based primarily on bone health. This is woefully inadequate in the pandemic context. An adult will need to take 4000 IU/day of vitamin D3 for 3 months to reliably achieve a 75 nmol/L level . Persons of color may need twice as much . These doses can reduce the risk of infection, but are not for treatment of an acute viral infection. And since vitamin D is fat-soluble and its level in the body rises slowly, for those with a deficiency, taking a initial dose of 5-fold the normal dose (20,000 IU/day) for 2 weeks can help to raise the level up to an adequate level to lower infection risk.
(Subsequent analysis reveals people taking Vitamin D3 daily who have blood levels of 50 ng/ml or greater have ZERO risk of dying from Covid. https://www.tomgrimshaw.com/tomsblog/?p=36387)
(Added 13 May 2020)
I have added two more treatment protocols from doctors who are successfully saving lives with them.
(Added 24 April 2020)
This is a superb video by two experienced doctors currently on the front line, treating pateients with COVID-19. It is a presentation of current data, an absolutely brilliant explanation of the data and a sane interpretation and extrapolation of it! Watch this to get a valid perspective.
As you can hear, the lockdown is doing more harm than good. I said in an email to our PM, “I would love for you to lift the restrictions and get Australia back on track!”
If you think so too, please share the video and let the politicians know how you feel. It will take a few of us letting them know the truth to counteract the fear mongering media!
———- Original Article ———-
As I write this, portions of the world have been thrown into panic by the media hype and government reaction to the Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) and the alleged infection it creates, COVID-19.
Most people fear what they cannot see and with which they cannot communicate. The more true data you have then the less effect and the more cause you will feel.
So it is with the purpose to put you into communication and at cause that I have compiled this data. So let’s get into communication with, if not the virus itself, at least the data we know about it.
There are different sorts of viral infections resulting from different strains of virus in different classes of virus. I won’t go into that as you and I don’t need a medical degree to understand the more general data of:
what is it?
where did it come from?
how does one get it?
how do you minimise your chances of getting it?
what do you do to defeat an infection of it?
I will focus on those points.
This is a summary of the most relevant points I have read over the course of this outbreak. If you feel better, more informed or more optimistic after reading it, please feel free to share it.
What Is The Coronavirus?
Here is a good explanation of the nature of a virus with some recommendations from Dr Berg:
I have read completely different views on how a virus affects a body:
1. The “conventional” theory, completely unproven, that it is purely a transmissible infection.
2. A virus is waste product of toxic cells and cannot be transmitted from one person to another.
3. The virus is irrelevant – the symptoms are reproducible by making the body more acidic.
4. It is not a virus at all, it is a response to EMF frequencies or pollution. (Even with an electron microscope a virus can be indistinguishable from an exosome without which our cells are much more vulnerable to attack. In this interview Andrew Kaufman M.D. blows the COVID-19 scamdemic wide open and shares some remarkable data from 3 experiments done in America with the 1918 Spanish Flu that showed the virus was not transmissible by any of the three methods tried. It really is a must watch.
I see elements of truth and holes in each theory. For instance the non-transmissable theory does not explain why the highest rate of deaths is among people in nursing homes exposed to coronavirus infected people.
Which means we have not gotten to the bottom of it. Maybe the truth is that there is no one single “cause” and all are factors.
This has emerged since.
This is a great message from an ER doctor in New York.
I am reproducing the following article in its entirety from an archive as the original is no longer there and I don’t know how long the archive might stay available. My takeaway, if I get COVID-19 I need to stay alkaline! With Sodium Bicarbonate. Just like any cold and flu.
Article as written by LibertyMavenstock:
Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret
In the last 3–5 days, a mountain of anecdotal evidence has come out of NYC, Italy, Spain, etc. about COVID-19 and characteristics of patients who get seriously ill. It’s not only piling up but now leading to a general field-level consensus backed up by a few previously little-known studies that we’ve had it all wrong the whole time. Well, a few had some things eerily correct (cough Trump cough), especially with Hydroxychloroquine with Azithromicin, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
There is no ‘pneumonia’ nor ARDS. At least not the ARDS with established treatment protocols and procedures we’re familiar with. Ventilators are not only the wrong solution, but high pressure intubation can actually wind up causing more damage than without, not to mention complications from tracheal scarring and ulcers given the duration of intubation often required… They may still have a use in the immediate future for patients too far to bring back with this newfound knowledge, but moving forward a new treatment protocol needs to be established so we stop treating patients for the wrong disease.
The past 48 hours or so have seen a huge revelation: COVID-19 causes prolonged and progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) by binding to the heme groups in hemoglobin in your red blood cells. People are simply desaturating (losing o2 in their blood), and that’s what eventually leads to organ failures that kill them, not any form of ARDS or pneumonia. All the damage to the lungs you see in CT scans are from the release of oxidative iron from the hemes, this overwhelms the natural defenses against pulmonary oxidative stress and causes that nice, always-bilateral ground glass opacity in the lungs. Patients returning for re-hospitalization days or weeks after recovery suffering from apparent delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy strengthen the notion COVID-19 patients are suffering from hypoxia despite no signs of respiratory ‘tire out’ or fatigue.
Here’s the breakdown of the whole process, including some ELI5-level cliff notes. Much has been simplified just to keep it digestible and layman-friendly.
Your red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to all your organs and the rest of your body. Red blood cells can do this thanks to hemoglobin, which is a protein consisting of four “hemes”. Hemes have a special kind of ir