Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 Virus/COVID-19 Disease
Susan A Lanham-New, Ann R Webb, Kevin D Cashman, Judy L Buttriss, Joanne L Fallowfield, Tash Masud, Martin Hewison, John C Mathers, Mairead Kiely, Ailsa A Welch, Kate A Ward, Pamela Magee, Andrea L Darling, Tom R Hill, Carolyn Greig,
Colin P Smith, Richard Murphy, Sarah Leyland, Roger Bouillon, Sumantra Ray, and Martin Kohlmeier
The new SARS-Cozv-2 virus is still spreading, as is the illness Covid-19, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2. The public, healthcare professionals, scientists, businesses, and governments all have a stake in saving lives and curbing the global epidemic. It is critical that the public get evidence-based, accurate, and timely guidance; anything less would be misleading and perhaps harmful. Misinformation has been widespread on popular information channels, such as social media platforms, which has been fueled by fear and anxiety. This has been especially true when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The WHO, the UK, Irish, and US governments, the European Commission, as well as public health and healthcare organisations, have issued advice for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including important guidance on self-isolation.