Hello Friends, Jim here.
People seem to be having a little trouble understanding who is at higher risk and who isn’t.
I guess it’s important to point out that we are ALL AT RISK of the coronavirus which is why keeping up precautions is vital. But the people who are at HIGHER RISK are people whose immune system is not strong enough to protect against infection. Those people include:
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
You may not be one of these, but you love one of these, or may be a neighbor to one of these.
So keep up Social Distancing, and wash your hands and surfaces often. When you shop, be aware of what you touch, and do not touch your face. Be safe out there.
Can vitamin D help strengthen your immune system?
Vitamin D and the Immune System (2012)
“Vitamin D has important functions beyond those of calcium and bone homeostasis which include modulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in autoimmune disease. Cells of the immune system are capable of synthesizing and responding to vitamin D. Immune cells in autoimmune diseases are responsive to the ameliorative effects of vitamin D suggesting that the beneficial effects of supplementing vitamin D deficient individuals with autoimmune disease may extend beyond effects on bone and calcium homeostasis.”
The news is finally addressing the immunocompromised
U.S.News and World Report
“If you have an autoimmune condition, Roberts suggests these steps:
The Washington Post
New CDC data shows danger of coronavirus for those with diabetes, heart or lung disease, other chronic conditions
“The report reinforces a critically important lesson: Although the disease is typically more severe among older people, people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk if they contract the virus, for which there is no vaccine or approved drug treatment.
The report shows covid-19 is thrusting vulnerable people in the United States into intensive care units and disproportionately taking the lives of people who already face medical challenges.”
The CDC have updated their guidelines
Updated Information from the CDC on “People Who Are At Higher Risk for Severe Illness”
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