COVID-19 has shaken us all to the very core. Our lives have been changed beyond recognition. We all live in fear of contracting the virus, both ourselves and our families and friends. As a doctor, I'm sure I'm not alone—scratching my head and thinking hard about what on earth we can do to help ourselves to beat this.

I'm not making sensationalist claims here, but I would like to make sure everyone knows the facts about one possible step we can all take—it's all about vitamin D. And I'm not alone on this—former CDC director Tom Frieden himself has said "as we race to develop effective treatments and a vaccine against COVID-19, people are looking to reduce their risk of getting sick. One thing that might help is as obvious as the sun in the sky and as close as your medicine cabinet—Vitamin D." The New York Times also reports that "the notion that vitamin D levels could influence the risk of COVID-19 has sparked debate among experts and prompted researchers at Harvard and other universities to start randomized trials examining whether there is a link. Some scientists believe that people with vitamin D deficiencies have weak or abnormal immune responses that make them more susceptible to developing COVID-19 and experiencing severe symptoms. "

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