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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #165 on: April 26, 2020, 01:43:31 AM »
Doubt outdoor activities are going to go back to normal to find out.
I don't want to like this, can we get an "agree" button?
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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #166 on: April 26, 2020, 01:45:00 AM »
You wouldnt vaccinate for flu? How about COVID-19?

I figured something along those lines.. no, theyre not mutually exclusive, but anti-vaxxers and Vitamin D seem to go hand in hand  ;)
OB in my area puts (almost) everyone on D supplement

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #167 on: April 26, 2020, 01:46:53 AM »
Mine too - after I asked if it's important.
My Q is how much the colder states' vitamin D levels being higher in the summer would change COVID-19's curve and hospitalization/death rate.

I would say that part of it has to do with people being indoors during the winter. And germs live longer on colder surfaces.

I'm sure vitamin D plays a role.

I just don't see NYC emptying out in the summer as usual.

I don't take vitamin D because I get a lot of sun. But my family has taken vitamin c since this started and many of us take zinc..

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #168 on: April 26, 2020, 01:47:32 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #169 on: April 26, 2020, 01:52:08 AM »
I would say that part of it has to do with people being indoors during the winter. And germs live longer on colder surfaces.

I'm sure vitamin D plays a role.

I just don't see NYC emptying out in the summer as usual.

I don't take vitamin D because I get a lot of sun. But my family has taken vitamin c since this started and many of us take zinc..
Going to search the vitamin cabinet for zinc and if not will iyh start eating more foods high in zinc...
ETA no idea why, but I have zinc!
Doubt outdoor activities are going to go back to normal to find out.
Fact- I won't be sitting at Progressive Field and watching a game in May (and likely not anytime soon).
Fact- I will get more Vitamin D from the sun in May this year vs April regardless of what's back to normal and what isn't.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2020, 01:56:18 AM by Barryg »

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #170 on: April 26, 2020, 01:57:45 AM »
Zinc was always something I got if I was feeling a cold coming. Red meat is high in zinc.

But these days I don't eat a lot of red meat, I also don't eat dairy. I figured it wouldn't hurt to take a pill daily. I just have to make sure to do it after I eat or it makes me nauseous.

In general I tried to get these vitamins naturally. It accomplishes 2 things;

A) you eat healthier, for eating an orange or grapefruit for the vitamin c You are also getting all the nutrients and benefits from those fruits. Same for nuts and grains etc

B) hey you got the vitamins and you are eating healthy.

Who wants to get sick during of pandemic anyways with any thing ?

And then hopefully these healthy have its carry over to when it's over

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #171 on: April 26, 2020, 02:02:13 AM »
Zinc was always something I got if I was feeling a cold coming. Red meat is high in zinc.

But these days I don't eat a lot of red meat, I also don't eat dairy. I figured it wouldn't hurt to take a pill daily. I just have to make sure to do it after I eat or it makes me nauseous.

In general I tried to get these vitamins naturally. It accomplishes 2 things;

A) you eat healthier, for eating an orange or grapefruit for the vitamin c You are also getting all the nutrients and benefits from those fruits. Same for nuts and grains etc

B) hey you got the vitamins and you are eating healthy.

Who wants to get sick during of pandemic anyways with any thing ?

And then hopefully these healthy have its carry over to when it's over
Also, as many others have mentioned, since we have many Mitzvos that we can't do now and/or Chumras that we haven't kept recently, we have an opportunity to be Machmir in Vnishmartem and Pikuach Nefesh which is what we're focusing on...

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #172 on: April 26, 2020, 02:10:18 AM »
https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/sunscreen-sun-exposure-skin-cancer-science


(This website obviously promotes the outdoors, however there are some interesting items in there.

  • Studies showing Vitamin D highly correlating with good health
  • Studies showing that supplementation of Vitamin D does not give the same benefit
  • Therefore sun exposure is what causes good health, not the actual Vitamin D (take this extrapolation with a grain of salt)
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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #173 on: April 26, 2020, 02:13:18 AM »
I also take tumeric daily.

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #174 on: April 26, 2020, 02:13:47 AM »
https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/sunscreen-sun-exposure-skin-cancer-science


(This website obviously promotes the outdoors, however there are some interesting items in there.

  • Studies showing Vitamin D highly correlating with good health
  • Studies showing that supplementation of Vitamin D does not give the same benefit
  • Therefore sun exposure is what causes good health, not the actual Vitamin D (take this extrapolation with a grain of salt)
)
But my question is if there are any doctors or disease experts discussing how vitamin D from the sun relates to COVID-19?

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #175 on: April 26, 2020, 02:15:30 AM »
But my question is if there are any doctors or disease experts discussing how vitamin D from the sun relates to COVID-19?

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #176 on: April 26, 2020, 02:43:08 AM »
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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #177 on: April 26, 2020, 02:44:50 AM »
Where is he from? Australia?
UK. He's been posting videos on Covid-19 for months; takes a very scientific, measured approach. While he isn't a doctor of medicine, he's a retired nurse with some sort of doctorate degree.

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #178 on: April 26, 2020, 02:11:50 PM »
FWIW, Dr Weil says that while Vitamin D is fine for preventing, it shouldn't be taken by those that test positive or have symptoms

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Re: The science of COVID-19
« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2020, 08:09:27 AM »
Interesting thread about the science and economics of a vaccine to protect from Corona Viruses.


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https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1240498037958545410.html
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