Another pre-print (not reviewed) paper without any actual data provided....
We are supposed to buy the proposition that Italy had such a high death toll, not because :
- it has the second oldest population in the world
- it has a social convention that revolves around hugging, kissing, and socialising in large groups
- it has one of the highest rates of smoking (particularly amongst the elderly)
- there are a lot of obese people, and people with diabetes
- older people have many co-morbitities
- the country delayed the introduction of social distancing way too long, and the hospital system became overrun with too many cases all at once
No, we are supposed to believe the overriding factor in all this was that some people had low vitamin D.
To make this even less scientific, nobody thought to check whether other micro-nutrients were also low! In other words, that people may have been generally unwell from poor dietary intake, or other co-factors such as being unwell.
Vitamin D deficiency is very common, and therefore an easy target for people who choose to ignore the real issues.
(IAC, you've selectively targeted one thing after another, over the years. I recall you claiming gluten was the main cause of most illnesses – then it was Roundup – then artificial sweeteners – then maltodextrin – then carageenan – etc etc. And now the crusade appears to be about
vitamin D. Wonder what will be next...)
Post Edited (ambling) : 5/10/2020 5:03:23 PM (GMT-6)