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Nutrients, High-Dose Cholecalciferol Booster Therapy is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Mortality in Patients with COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Multi-Centre Observational Study.
Published: 2021
SYNOPSIS

An 80% decrease in death among hospitalized (late treatment) patients in the UK given Vitamin D.

CITATION

Ling SF, Broad E, Murphy R, Pappachan JM, Pardesi-Newton S, Kong MF, Jude EB. High-Dose Cholecalciferol Booster Therapy is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Mortality in Patients with COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Multi-Centre Observational Study. Nutrients. 2020 Dec 11;12(12):3799. doi: 10.3390/nu12123799. PMID: 33322317; PMCID: PMC7763301.

SUMMARY

This is a late treatment retrospective study showing 80% lower mortality with cholecalciferol booster therapy of 986 hospitalized patients in the UK finding that cholecalciferol booster therapy, regardless of baseline serum levels, was associated with a reduced risk of mortality in acute COVID-19 inpatients. An 80% decrease in mortality in the primary cohort (444 patients).

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Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide
Published: 2020
SYNOPSIS

There is a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and Influenza Vaccination Rate (IVR) of people ≥65 years-old.

CITATION

Wehenkel C. 2020. Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide. PeerJ 8:e10112 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10112

SUMMARY

The aim of this study was therefore to analyze the association between COVID-19 related deaths and influenza vaccination rate (IVR) in elderly people worldwide.  The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR of people ≥65 years-old. There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. Further exploration is needed to explain these findings, and additional work on this line of research may lead to prevention of deaths associated with COVID-19.

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