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NYC Hospitals Treating Virus Patients With Vitamin C

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 March 2020 08:38 PM

Sometimes the most difficult situations can be addressed by the most simple of measures. Case in point: two New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with the age-old, immune-system booster Vitamin C.

The treatment of large doses of Vitamin C comes from the positive reports of success from Shanghai, China's own outbreak in the global pandemic, the N.Y. Post reported.

"The patients who received Vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get Vitamin C," Dr. Andrew Weber told the Post of prescriptions of 1,500 milligrams of intravenous Vitamin C three or four times a day to the most seriously ill patients.

That dosage is more than 16 times the daily recommended dietary allowance as set by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

"It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug," Weber told the Post.

The dosage above is not unilateral across two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, spokesman Jason Molinet told the Post, "as the clinician decides."

China has also reported success with traditional Eastern medicine remedies, pushed as a "Chinese solution" to the coronavirus pandemic. China has given 85% of its coronavirus patients herbal remedies in addition to mainstream antiviral drugs, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

About 700 patients at Northwell Health are administered Vitamin C in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, and various biologics and blood thinners, Weber told the Post.

"It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C," he concluded.

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Sometimes the most difficult situations can be addressed by the most simple of measures. Case in point: two New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with the age-old, immune-system booster Vitamin C.
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