Fight COVID-19? Take vitamins


To the editor:

Your readers might appreciate another view on this matter.

Months ago, doctors indicated that, by now, most grade and high school students have probably already been exposed to COVID-19. A recent canvas of 39 universities and colleges indicated that more than 48,000 students were infected with the virus — two of them had been hospitalized, and none of them died.

These figures indicate that the COVID-19 infection occurs overwhelmingly among adults.

Adults are affected because of weak immune systems caused by nutritional deficiencies. A study in Spain revealed that a majority of fatal COVID-19 cases occurred among people who had vitamin D deficiencies. Vitamin C and zinc also help to build up the respiratory immune system.

Has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization — or any political party — suggested taking supplements to build up our immune systems? Not that I am aware of. Instead, we are told by the media that we are helpless mortals dependent upon the government for our survival. Those who refuse to line up for the vaccine will have their accessibility to society severely restricted.

If there has to be governmental involvement in the COVID-19 issue, let it set nutritional standards for the goods served in our school cafeterias, old age homes and kitchens for the homeless. Then people might have strong immune systems that resist viruses.

It also costs less to maintain health than to treat illness.

This is not academic, as it pertains to me, as I am 90 years old, have never taken a flu shot, and to the best of my recollection, never had the flu.

George Silos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The data and claims presented in this letter are those of the author, and have not been verified by this publication.

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George Silos,