We have been calling for vitamin D to be used to fight COVID19 since March – now seven months. The evidence was overwhelming then but fell on deaf ears.
We published a preprint of a formal proof that vitamin D could end the pandemic six weeks later in May, urgently calling for goverments to use it as a primary tactic to fight the corovavirus pandemic and prevent a second wave.
How Effective Is Prophylaxis?
We didn’t attempt to quantify how effective vitamin D prophylaxis would be, however, previously published models can be used to inform estimates. An Italian paper from 2008 modelled the relative effects of restricting air travel, vaccination and using anti-viral prophylactics to compare them:
This model assumes the efficacy of anti-viral prophylaxis (AVP) at around 70%. It modelled its use only in restricted populations in contact with infected individuals at home and in schools. Even under these conservative assumptions, prophylaxis was by far the most effective tactic.
All evidence suggests Vitamin D would be even more effective than this.
Panacea? Silver Bullet?
I’m sick of hearing vitamin D is not a panacea or a silver bullet.
Everything we know suggests that Vitamin D Both Protects Against And Treats COVID19. We can give it more widely than traditional anti-viral prophylaxis: to entire populations.
This implies that it has the power – by itself – to end the pandemic and all lockdown measures. If this isn’t a panacea or silver bullet, then what is?
It is cheap , safe, and immediately actionable. There is no justifiable reason not to use it. All evidence suggests it should be the #1 tactic used in the pandemic management strategy.
Help End COVID19 Now
Help save lives, end the pandemic & unnecesary social restrictions:
- Print and Share these Vitamin D Awareness Posters with schools, businesses and workplaces.
- Share this information with your MP, political leaders and policy makers.
- Click to Tweet, or share on other social media using the hastags #COVIDEndsWithD #JustD3It #4KADayKeepsTheDoctorAway #VitaminD #COVID19 and the link bit.ly/vitd3info or this article.