Mounting research suggests vitamin D deficiency may actually be the cause of influenza. People with low vitamin D levels have significantly more colds and cases of the flu.Scientific review confirms vitamin D optimization boosts immunity and cuts rates of cold and flu.
Among people with vitamin D levels below 10, risk for flu was cut by 50%.To prevent flu in one person, 40 people must receive a vaccination whereas the ration is 1 in 33 taking Vit D. If you are severely deficient , supplementation can be as much as 10 times more effective as the vaccine according to some studies.
Vit D actually causes anti viral peptides to be released in the lungs themselves. Obviously we all want to follow the sanitization procedures such as washing hands, covering mouths and staying home if ill. Knowing that soap causes a breakdown in the viral wall is something to strongly consider when washing your hands as it helps destroy the virus.
At this point unless your Vit D levels are around 60 I would advise a daily dosage of 12-15 K IU per day for the next 4-6 weeks as a preventative measure against infection. This should reduce risk when added to sanitary measures.
The lethality of CV has initially been estimated as high as 7%. At this point in time it sits at 1-2% and I think in time it will be at 1% or a little less.
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Most likely we will see a spike in cases over the next week or 2 and again don’t let the media throw you into a panic. There was none of this regarding the Swine flu in 09 for those of you who remember that pandemic.
Please keep in mind that this virus has an affinity for immunocompromised individuals and the elderly.
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