Why is Dr. Fauci unaware of Vitamin D insufficiency in U.S. populations hit by COVID-19?
While Dr. Fauci did acknowledge the importance of Vitamin D, he seems unaware that those hit hardest in the United States are populations known to be Vitamin D insufficient.
“Vitamin D insufficiency (VDI) meets every one of the above [mortality risk factors] criteria. VDI affects 80-90% of the African American population.”
“While MUSC [Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) ] is not suggesting that vitamin D cures or prevents COVID-19 infection, officials say the body of prior and emerging scientific evidence would suggest that individuals with low vitamin D levels who contract COVID-19, including African Americans and elderly nursing home residents, might experience worse clinical outcomes than other groups with normal vitamin D levels.”
Instead of dismissing this as a concern only in developing countries, Dr. Fauci should be waging Vitamin D awareness campaigns, with emphasis in African American communities and nursing home facilities, and drastically reducing disease severity and fatalities.
If a “second wave” sweeps through and these populations are harmed once again because they are still Vitamin D deficient, it will be criminal.