“Vitamin D deficiency may nearly double coronavirus risk, study finds,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News
“Low vitamin D levels may increase risk for coronavirus, according to a new study from medical and social science researchers at the University of Chicago. … ‘Since African American and Hispanic populations in the U.S. have both high rates of vitamin D deficiency and bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, they may be particularly important populations to engage in studies of whether vitamin D can reduce the incidence and burden of COVID-19,’ the researchers wrote.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Shortage of the “sunshine vitamin” could also increase disproportionate Covid-19 incidence in nursing homes.