Coronavirus Myth Buster Part 1

Separating Fact from Fiction There’s so much information (and misinformation) out there about COVID-19 that it’s becoming mind-boggling even for me – everything from supplements and dietary recommendations to the latest medical treatments purported to treat the coronavirus. In the first of a series of blogs I will be posting, here are three of the common ‘myths’ that are currently in circulation, reviewed from the perspective of scientific evidence base. There’s no evidence that Vitamin C can prevent or treat coronavirus While there’s minimal published data on COVID-19 given the novelty of this virus, there is plenty of evidence on the impact of vitamin C on the common cold and how deficiency can be associated with respiratory illnesses like pneumonia (here’s just one example). There are more than 400 published articles on PubMed on vitamin C interventions for viral conditions. As mentioned in my previous blog, seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York’s largest hospital system ar...

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