“Vitamin D Reduces COVID-19 Risks”
We have been told that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a major pandemic and a leading cause of death worldwide. Currently, no drugs/vaccine is available for treatment. Future preventions and social distancing are the only ways to prevent this disease from community transmission. But Vitamin D is an important micronutrient and has been reported to improve immunity and protect against respiratory illness. A third wave of coronavirus (CoV) infections has swept the world and brought it to its knees. This new CoV infection (COVID-19) originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The causative agent for this respiratory illness is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). This epidemic has a high infection transmission rate and in general, the direct cause of death is severe atypical pneumonia. The disease spread rapidly from the initial epicenter, Wuhan, to rest of the world and has become a pandemic. The main risk factors include pneumonia, acute kidney failure, acute heart failure. The global COVID-19 outbreak has placed devastating impact on every community. People with underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and the elderly above 60 years are most susceptible to COVID-19.