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Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/12/racism-us-healthcare-system-costing-black-lives

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The elderly and Black people are vitamin D deficient.Why arent health officials telling them to take cheap and easily available vitamin D?

Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates
Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications

Date:
May 7, 2020
Source:
Northwestern University
Summary:
Researchers analyzed patient data from 10 countries. The team found a correlation between low vitamin D levels and hyperactive immune systems. Vitamin D strengthens innate immunity and prevents overactive immune responses. The finding could explain several mysteries, including why children are unlikely to die from COVID-19.