A study recently came out in August that looked at 1,176 hospitalized patients in Israel with Covid. It found that those with severe or critical cases of Covid were more likely to have very low levels of Vitamin D than those with mild or moderate disease. Among those who were hospitalized and not Vitamin D deficient, only 3% died. Among those who were hospitalized with a deficiency, 26% died. Here is an article that examines the study with more detail. Paragon Orthopedics Center encourages you to talk to your healthcare professional about whether you should be taking Vitamin D and how much you should be taking. It might be what keeps you out of the hospital as we navigate life with the Delta variant of Covid that is overtaking our hospitals in Southern Oregon right now. Please educate yourself and educate others.