Does Vitamin D Protect Against the Coronavirus?

Fact-checking circulating advice

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Former CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, published an opinion piece on Fox News this week that suggested taking vitamin D supplements could help boost the immune system, an essential piece of the puzzle in terms of how serious Covid-19 can be.

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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