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Evidence That Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

July 6, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, taking care of one’s respiratory health is critical. This article reviews the role of vitamin D in reducing the risk of respiratory tract infections, and highlights how vitamin D supplementation might be a useful measure to reduce COVID-19 risk. Vitamin D can reduce risk of infections by inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and by reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia. This is a useful resource to understand the link between respiratory health and Vitamin D and its implications for COVID-19.

VaxNow

Accelerating vaccinations for millions of vulnerable people across India

VaxNow is bringing together the Government, Private Sector Organizations, Community leaders, NGOs and the Media to accelerate the vaccination of vulnerable people in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar. These partners will collaborate to reach the unreached through an agile, geographically contextualized plan which will help overcome barriers for vulnerable communities. The criteria for selecting these communities is: people with the highest access barriers, the highest chance of contracting COVID and people living in overcrowded places.
Authored by William Grant et al. Published by Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32252338/

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