Why vitamin C won't 'boost' your immune system against the coronavirus

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Jan 18, 2021
Based on the astronomical level of inflammation in his body
and reports written by Chinese and Italian physicians who had treated the sickest COVID-19 patients,
it was not the disease itself
killing him but his own immune system
It had gone haywire and began to attack itself — a syndrome known as a “cytokine storm.”

“Our role was to quiet the storm,”

said Dr. Samuel Youssef, a cardiac surgeon.
“Dr. Padgett was able to clear the virus”
once his immune system
was back in balance.

Dr. Matt Hartman, a cardiologist, said that after four days on the immunosuppressive drug,
¶¶ supplemented by high-dose vitamin C

and other therapies, the level of oxygen in Padgett’s blood improved dramatically.
He slowly came out of his sedated coma.

they told him about a 33-year-old woman
— a mother of three —
who was in the hospital as well, also having experienced a cytokine storm.

He saw the team’s excitement when they tried the approach on her,
and she too recovered.