A new study carried out by researchers from Singapore suggests that daily doses of vitamin D3 (1000 IU), magnesium (150 mg), and vitamin B12 (500 mcg) may reduce the severity of disease in older patients infected with the coronavirus. Administered in a hospital setting for a period of up to 14 days, the nutrient combination was found to significantly reduce the proportion of patients suffering clinical deterioration who required oxygen and/or intensive care support. The researchers say that as all three of the nutrients they used are readily available, safe, and inexpensive, the combination could benefit a large swath of the global population, especially in economically challenged countries.
While the current pandemic seems to subside in some parts of the world, it continues to threaten the health of millions of people, especially in the developing world. The economic burden of this pandemic has already taken breathtaking dimensions in industrialized and developing nations alike, threatening the continuation of economic, social, and political life as we know it.