New York, NY—New York hospitals are treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C, according to the New York Post. The Post quoted Andrew Weber, M.D., a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island. Northwell Health also shared the news on a section of its website with information on the ways in which Northwell is tackling the coronavirus an area of the country that is seeing a surge in cases.
Dr. Weber told the Post that intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C, with identical amounts of the antioxidant readministered three or four times a day. Dr. Weber added that this is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China.
As the Post reported, the regimen is delivering results: “The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” Dr. Weber told the publication. “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.” Read the full coverage from the Post here.
WholeFoods Magazine Science Editor Dr. Richard Passwater discussed the use of vitamin C in Shanghai, and the potential of vitamin C against viruses, in his latest Vitamin Connection column featuring a Q&A with Dr. Andrew W. Saul, editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS). Read the full article, Vitamin C and the Immune System: Nutritional Fortification to Support Defenses Against Viruses, here.