There is currently no proven link between vitamin D deficiency with a high mortality rate from coronavirus in selected countries. About it the Russian news Agency RBC said in a press-service of the world health organization.
A Preprint of the research scientists from the Foundation for the Queen Elizabeth hospital and the University of East Anglia “the Role of vitamin D in the prevention of infection and mortality coronavirus disease COVID-19” was published in the journal presenteremo Research Square on 8 April.
The authors compared mean levels of vitamin D in citizens from 20 European countries affected by coronavirus, with the statistics of mortality from COVID-19. The researchers found that particularly low levels of vitamin observed in the inhabitants of Spain and Italy, and most often among the elderly, who are the most vulnerable to coronavirus infection of the human population, says RBC.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
As of may 3, in the world of coronavirus infected 3.47 million people died 245 thousand, recovered some 1.11 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University.