New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

New York Post – by Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding

Seriously sick 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, The Post has learned. 

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 readministered 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 regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.

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16 thoughts on “New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

  1. Wow. Vitamin C. Imagine that.

    Haven’t we been saying that’s the cure for it for the past 3 weeks now. I thought New Yorkers were fast paced people always in the know.

    It took them 3 weeks longer than the rest of us here to figure out that Vitamin C helps prevent or even cure it.

    Not very bright, are they?

        1. Thank you mary in ND. Would you be comfortable with allowing Henry to send me your email? I value your knowledge, and have several questions.


        The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:

        Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.

        Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)

        Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

        Zinc: 20 mg daily

        Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily

        Vitamin C [1], Vitamin D [2], magnesium [3], zinc [4], and selenium [5] have been shown to strengthen the immune system against viruses.

        The basis for using high doses of vitamin C to prevent and combat virus-caused illness may be traced back to vitamin C’s early success against polio, first reported in the late 1940s.[6] Many people are unaware, even surprised, to learn this. Further clinical evidence built up over the decades, leading to an anti-virus protocol published in 1980.[7]

        It is important to remember that preventing and treating respiratory infections with large amounts of vitamin C is well established. Those who believe that vitamin C generally has merit, but massive doses are ineffective or somehow harmful, will do well to read the original papers for themselves. To dismiss the work of these doctors simply because they had success so long ago sidesteps a more important question: Why has the benefit of their clinical experience not been presented to the public by responsible governmental authorities, especially in the face of a viral pandemic?

    1. thumbs up….. during summer months when you are in the sun you may back off on the D ….. look into that

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