A new systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients examines the associations between micronutrient deficiency, micronutrient supplementation, and the incidence and severity of COVID-19. Assessing a total of 33 studies involving 360,346 patients spread across 16 countries, the researchers found that an absence of micronutrient deficiency significantly reduced the incidence of COVID-19 and clinical deterioration in hospitalized patients. Crucially, coming at a time when the people of the world are increasingly being coerced into accepting experimental coronavirus vaccines with no long-term safety data, the paper concludes that integrating micronutrients into the prevention and therapeutic management of COVID-19 may help reduce the risk of transmission and disease severity in unvaccinated populations.
Authored by researchers in Singapore, the Nutrients paper looks at studies conducted in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Twenty-seven of these studies examine the link between COVID-19 and micronutrient deficiency, five assess the effects of micronutrient supplementation, while one evaluates the effects of both micronutrient deficiency and supplementation. Micronutrients examined for the effects of deficiency include vitamins D and B6, folate, iron, zinc, calcium, and selenium. Those assessed for the effects of supplementation include vitamin D, a combination of vitamins D, B12, and magnesium, and a combination of vitamin C and zinc.
The researchers found that not being deficient in either vitamin D or zinc provided a protective effect against the incidence of COVID-19, reducing the odds by 63 percent. In contrast, patients with insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D and calcium consistently had a higher risk of death, ICU admission, and/or requiring oxygen.
Having a sufficient level of zinc was associated with an impressive 91 percent reduction in the risk of developing COVID-19. Conversely, zinc deficiency was associated with longer hospitalization, with zinc-deficient patients staying approximately 2.2 days longer in hospital than those who were not deficient. Zinc-deficient patients also had higher odds of being hospitalized for more than 6 days. Notably, therefore, giving patients a supplement containing zinc and vitamin C resulted in a lower proportion of deaths. The researchers also found that patients not deficient in selenium had a decreased mortality risk.
As Dr. Matthias Rath points out in his recent open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, anyone promoting a ‘vaccine only’ strategy as the sole solution to the coronavirus pandemic can now be accused of spreading ‘fake news.’ A growing number of studies testify that science-based micronutrient therapies provide an effective, safe, and affordable approach to controlling COVID-19 and saving lives.
Groundbreaking studies published by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in July and August 2020 have proven that all key infection pathways of the coronavirus – including its mutations – can now be blocked using specific combinations of micronutrients. Recently, in a further extension of this lifesaving research, the institute’s scientists have shown that combining vitamin C with other natural compounds enhances this important micronutrient’s ability to impede key mechanisms of coronavirus infection. Based on the rapidly accumulating scientific evidence in the field of micronutrient research, any politician who claims that experimental vaccines are the only way to bring the pandemic to an end is clearly neither telling us the facts nor acting in our best interests.
The continued failure of most politicians to even acknowledge the existence of science-based micronutrient approaches to COVID-19 is killing patients. The longer this dangerous charade continues, the more likely it is that the people of the world will seek to hold their politicians to account.