The good news
The best news of all is that finally a government committee is recommending vitamin-D for all its citizens. The government of Ireland (which happens to have the longest running parliament in the world) . This is very important as other country leaders chicken away from taking such an initiative. It will now be much easier for other leaders to follow. But unfortunately some will still chicken out in the face of the orchestrated campaign against vitamin-D. It is absurd that the US justice department is suing someone for selling the vitamin-D therapy at the same time another country has taken the great step of recommending it to everybody.
Ireland has been doing relatively well with COVID-19 but compared to Finland has had 5 times the death rate and the only real difference being that the Irish do not supplement their milk with high or indeed any vitamin-D and have not been advocating that people take vitamin-D like the Helsinki health district. We have been pointing this out for 10 months now.
Iceland never had much of restrictions and yet the lowest death rate in Europe. Travel is open to every country. People who do not have an antibody test or a proof of vaccination, must take some PCR tests and must not mix with the rest of the population until after 5 days.
It is interesting that Sweden, Iceland and Switzerland which have had much less lockdown measures are all doing better than Germany which keeps extending its lockdown measures.
Portugal's last COVID-19 wave was short lived. Probably because people eat so much of relatively vitamin-D rich fish.
As the temperature increases in the Northern hemisphere and people in the most southerly regions are again able to reduce their clothing and synthesize their own vitamin-D from the sun the number of cases fall. E.g. France Region Corse, Israel, Italy Region Abruzzo, Italy Region Basilicata, Italy Region Molise, Italy Region Umbria, Jamaica, Portugal, South East Spain, Belize and Morocco
Fortunately the disinformation campaign against Vitamin-D is not able to shut up all researchers. Eventually the truth will come out and all those which willingly or unwittingly took part in that campaign (as was the case for those that spread doubts about the bad health effects of smoking) will be shamed and should actually have the extra deaths and suffering on their conscience.
Here are some good reports:
and could reduce mortality in high-risk patients from over 50 to under 20%?" See the original document (in German) from Swiss doctors that this news story is based upon
"Vitamin D deficiency markedly increases the chance of having severe disease after infection with SARS Cov-2. The intensity of inflammatory response is also higher in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. This all translates to increased morbidity and mortality in COVID-19 patients who are deficient in vitamin D. Keeping the current COVID-19 pandemic in view authors recommend administration of vitamin D supplements to population at risk to COVID-19"
Pakistan's University of Health Sciences: "We have conclusively shown through our trial that Vitamin D not only protects you from the (Covid-19) virus but also prevents further progression of the disease"