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Study Links This Mineral Deficiency with Worse COVID Outcomes

  Since the virus that causes COVID is so new, relatively speaking, prospective studies on the link between nutrients and COVID outcomes are limited.  In this rare prospective study on COVID patients that were hospitalized, researchers found that over half of the patients were zinc deficient, and those with lower zinc tended to have worse outcomes. A prospective study is one in which two groups of patients are monitored over time for a certain outcome and some variable (zinc ... Read More
at Friday, April 30, 2021

Vaccine Basics 101: What We Know About the Different Types

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, there are three main types of vaccines.  The thing they all have in common is that they intend to elicit an immune response in the host.  How they go about triggering the immune response is quite different.  Here is a general summary of the three types of vaccines:   Whole Pathogen Vaccine The entire structure of the pathogen (which is a harmful virus or bacteria) is introduced to a patient.  ... Read More
at Wednesday, April 21, 2021