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Officials In Southern India Distribute Vitamin Tablets To Boost Immunity During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Following 8 coronavirus cases being reported in Sellur, Maduari, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials distributed vitamin C and zinc tablets to residents within the containment zone as a measure to boost their immunity.

COMMENT

By distributing vitamin C and zinc tablets as a measure to boost people’s immunity, the officials in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are taking a science-based approach. Studies show that vitamin C, zinc and other specific micronutrients are effective and safe in supporting the immune system for fighting infections.

Illustrating the effectiveness and safety of vitamin C, a medical team from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China recently reported the successful treatment of coronavirus patients with high-doses of this immune enhancing micronutrient. In a press release posted on the hospital website, the team describes how patients suffering from severe coronary pneumonia, a potentially fatal complication of the virus, recovered after vitamin C treatment. The medical team recommend that for critically ill patients and those with severe neonatal pneumonia, vitamin C should be given as soon as possible after admission to hospital.

Doctors in New York state are similarly treating coronavirus patients with high-dose vitamin C. Speaking to the New York Post newspaper, Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist on Long Island, said he now immediately gives his intensive care coronavirus patients 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. This treatment is then repeated three or four times a day. A spokesman for Northwell Health, which runs 23 hospitals and is the largest healthcare provider in New York state, told the New York Post that vitamin C is now being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment at its facilities.

To learn the facts about the coronavirus pandemic, we encourage you to read Dr. Rath’s ‘Open Letter to the People and Governments of the World’ and share it as widely as possible.

Read article in The Hindu newspaper (India)