“Pulmonologist and critical care specialists Dr. Andrew G. Weber, who is affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, is reporting that his COVID-19 intensive care patients are immediately receiving 1,500 mgs of vitamin C intravenously and are re-administered the exact amounts 3-4 times per day…. The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” said Weber. “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.” Please click here for the full article.
Other experts such as Andrew Saul, PhD of the Orthomolecular Society have posted about the importance of increasing vitamin C and other nutrients in order to bolster the immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Saul just didn’t post some willy-nilly recommendations, he backed it all up with multiple references from the scientific literature. Click here for those recommendations. For more technical information from the Orthomolecular Society including presentations and protocols in regards to COVID-19, please click here.
Despite growing evidence of the benefits of high dose vitamin C therapy for treating COVID-19 patients, the naysayers were out in full force once Dr. Saul made his recommendations. PolitiFact on February 29th, 2020, dumped all over the idea of high dose vitamin C therapy. Forbes.com as recently as March 29th, 2020 stated, “For those who don’t want to read further, I’ll start with the conclusion: vitamin C won’t help to prevent or to treat coronavirus infection.” There are many other websites which regurgitate the same old arguments about how vitamin C will not work, or worse yet make you ill.
Even Harvard Health states on April 1st, 2020, “Some critically ill patients with COVID-19 have been treated with high doses of intravenous (IV) vitamin C in the hope that it will hasten recovery. However, there is no clear or convincing scientific evidence that it works for COVID-19 infections, and it is not a standard part of treatment for this new infection. (Emphasis mine). The standard of care? Just what is the standard of care in the treatment of COVID-19? This statement doesn’t make any sense. The front line docs and nurses are trying anything and everything to help these patients. We don’t have time to wait months for double blind studies. This is a war!
I’m convinced that no matter how long vitamin C therapy will be used to help patients with many conditions, including COVID-19, the pundits simply cannot help themselves, and feel obligated to deny the benefits of vitamin C therapy regardless of the clinical outcomes.
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