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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #990 on: August 02, 2020, 04:42:25 AM »
Vietnam doesn't mess around.

More on Vitamin D:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7276229/


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An inadequate supply of vitamin D has a variety of skeletal and non-skeletal effects. There is ample evidence that various non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, CVD, metabolic syndrome) are associated with low vitamin D plasma levels. These comorbidities, together with the often concomitant vitamin D deficiency, increase the risk of severe COVID-19 events. Much more attention should be paid to the importance of vitamin D status for the development and course of the disease. Particularly in the methods used to control the pandemic (lockdown), the skin's natural vitamin D synthesis is reduced when people have few opportunities to be exposed to the sun. The short half-lives of the vitamin therefore make an increasing vitamin D deficiency more likely. Specific dietary advice, moderate supplementation or fortified foods can help prevent this deficiency. In the event of hospitalisation, the status should be urgently reviewed and, if possible, improved.

In the meantime, 8 studies have started to test the effect of supplementing vitamin D in different dosages (up to 200,000 IU) on the course of the COVID-19 disease. The aim is to clarify whether supplementation with vitamin D in different dosages has an influence on the course of the disease or, in particular, on the immune response, or whether it can prevent the development of ARDS or thromboses.

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #991 on: August 02, 2020, 11:15:38 AM »
>Vietnam doesn't mess around.

Indeed. Contact tracing & testing. Simple.

"H Nội authorities have traced more than 72,000 people who returned to the capital from Đ Nẵng since July 8. Nearly 50,000 of them have undergone rapid testing for COVID-19,"

https://vietnamnews.vn/society/770478/ha-noi-tests-more-than-50000-people-who-returned-from-da-nang.html

Contact tracing is one of the key areas, sample form attached. These are also made public so individuals can see if they need testing

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #992 on: August 02, 2020, 11:59:54 AM »
CDC: This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports, might play an important role in transmission

The CDC Just Released a Report on Kids Spreading COVID-19
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-cdc-just-released-a-report-on-kids-spreading-covid-19/ar-BB17rRXD

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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #993 on: August 03, 2020, 07:08:13 PM »
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08-ancient-immune-underpin-severe-covid-.html

"One of the immune system's oldest branches, called complement, may be influencing the severity of COVID-19 disease, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center."

Good to see we're trying to understand this inexplicable virus
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Re: Corona Virus - Save Yourselves
« Reply #995 on: August 05, 2020, 09:37:57 PM »
>Proning

Interesting, not really intuitive at first glance.

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