Welcome to the Healthy Corner! COVID-19 can be treated and prevented with vitamin D, according to the pioneer of mRNA vaccine technology and president of the Global COVID Summit, Dr. Robert Malone.
“There are virtually no deaths from this disease in people who have vitamin D levels in their blood above 50 ng/mL [nanograms per milliliter],” Malone said on EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program. “There are actually many studies out now, including double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trials.”
A 2021 meta-analysis study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients found that there was “strong evidence that low D3 is a predictor rather than just a side effect of the [COVID-19] infection” and suggested a serum vitamin D level “above 50 ng/mL to prevent or mitigate new outbreaks due to escape mutations or decreasing antibody activity.”
Malone explains that 50 nanograms per milliliter of vitamin D “seems to be the threshold where there’s a big change in mortality,” according to the data he and other front-line doctors have looked at.
“Fifty [ng/mL] seems to be the cutoff where the curve goes from one to another, and when you get above that, it appears that virtually there is no mortality from COVID-19,” Malone said.
The Health Corner has been following other studies that have shown that vitamin D has important functions beyond just bone health, which include regulating immune function and inflammation.
As early as 2010, a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial from Japan examining the impact of vitamin D supplementation on the occurrence of seasonal influenza A in children aged 6 to 15 between December 2008 and March 2009, “showed a significant preventative effect against influenza A.”
Vitamin D’s positive impact on the immune system, particularly in terms of infection prevention, was first discovered in 2006, according to Malone.
“I had a call out of the blue from a physician, an older retired physician who was an Army doctor; he used to work for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences … has intelligence community ties, and he was a long-standing DoD [U.S. Department of Defense] researcher in the area of respiratory disease, particularly influenza,” Malone said.
He added, “To the DoD, they have not forgotten about H1N1 in 1918 because there’s a strong case to be made; it was actually the soldiers coming back from the trenches that brought that virus with them into North America. So, the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza are near and dear to the DoD’s heart and have been for decades.”
Malone said that the DoD researcher was involved in a study in the mid-2000s (pdf), analyzing the morbidity and mortality records from the “Department of Defense’s health system for warfighters” to determine what cofactors differentiated those debilitated by influenza from those who simply shrugged it off and continued to function.
“What he discovered was clear, statistically rigorous proof that vitamin D levels explain those differences,” Malone said, adding that the researcher was told by his superiors to present the data to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci, appointed as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in 1984, is in charge of coordinating research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases, immune-related ailments, and allergies.
“The story he tells me is that he was assigned to go visit Dr. Fauci, and he met with Dr. Fauci, presenting the data, thinking he’s going to get a ‘job well done, soldier; this is important information. We’re going to invest all kinds of money and promote vitamin D based on your exceptional work and the findings of your team,’” Malone said.
“Instead, what he got told by Tony Fauci, per his relating the story to me, was the phrase, ‘we don’t use drugs to treat influenza; we treat influenza with vaccines only.’ And with that, it died.”
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