Gravely ill coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China
Northwell Health facilities, Long Island
Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.
Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said. Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C, which is just 90 milligrams for adult men and 75 milligrams for adult women.
“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he said. “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said that vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system
Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection. “It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.
Based on treatments in China
The Northwell Health regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, where the government has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C.
Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa
Intravenous therapy expert Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD is president of the Tokyo-based Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. He says, “Intravenous vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral.”
Based on the continuous observation, optimisation and refinement of COVID-19 treatment plans, an expert panel in China concluded that high dose IV vitamin C is indeed an effective part of a comprehensive medical treatment protocol that also involves other medical drugs and procedures.
The findings outlined in a detailed report have been published in The Chinese Journal of Infectious Diseases and by The Shanghai Medical Association (SMA) and is being shared globally in medical circles, including hospitals in northern Italy, who are searching for new treatments to help improve patients’ prognosis.
A clinical studies and treatment plan
The report, written by a group of 30 medical doctors, known as The Shanghai Novel Coronavirus Disease Clinical Treatment Expert Team, has utilised their combined experience and observations to draw up a clinical treatment plan to support China and the rest of the world with the prevention of the progress of the disease, to improve treatment success rates and help reduce patient mortality rate.
The treatment recommendations contained in the guidelines are based on the observations of more than 300 infected patients being treated by doctors at The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. The report outlines recommended IV vitamin C dosage guidelines for mild to severe and critically ill cases.
Early Large Dose Intravenous Vitamin C is the Treatment of Choice for 2019-nCov Pneumonia Read more here . . .
Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD, a Chinese-American specialist physician, has been working closely with medical and governmental authorities throughout China. He has been instrumental in facilitating at least three Chinese clinical IV vitamin C studies now underway. Let’s here about this from Dr Cheng himself:-
Oral vitamin C for prevention
Dr. Cheng and Dr. Yanagisawa both recommend oral vitamin C for prevention of COVID-19 infection. Dr Cheng explains why – as he tells the story of a family from Wuhan who had no protective equipment -yet weren’t infected by the COVID 19 virus even though they were caring for their elderly relative who was seriously ill with the virus. This elderly lady, who had underlying health conditions, later recovered, after being hospitalised and treated with intravenous vitamin C.
News is being actively suppressed
The World Health Organization (WHO) has met with Google and Facebook and other media giants to stop the spread of what they declare to be wrong information.
Anyone saying that vitamin therapy can prevent or treat coronavirus is being labeled as “promoting false information” and promulgating “fake news.” Even the sharing of verifiable news, and direct quotes from credentialed medical professionals, is being restricted or blocked on social media.
Physician-directed, hospital-based administration of intravenous vitamin C has been marginalised or discredited. Scientific debate over COVID-19 appears to not be allowed.
Ironically, Facebook, blocking any significant users’ sharing of the news of approved vitamin C therapy research, is itself being blocked in China by the Chinese government – who insist that intravenous vitamin C will save lives in the COVID-19 epidemic.
Fabulously profitable approaches
Medical orthodoxy obsessively focuses on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for coronavirus COVID-19). While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches, we have, with vitamin C, an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia.
The misinformation we are being told to ignore appears to be misinformation itself! So let’s use our common sense, bearing in mind that vitamin C is harmless, even in high doses.
Right – I’m off to take my daily dose of vitamin C!
Postscript – in response to this web page, a journalist friend has just send me some very useful articles on vitamin C and Covid-19 by various medical experts from around the world – simply click on the titles to download them (thank you Larry):-