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Latest news. India is starting to shut down partially again. Philippines is shutting down the capital of Manilla and several provinces. EU countries are still a mess.
 
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ch33zw1z

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Especially if you live north? Psh, directly because I hate the hot ass summer sun in the south is reason for me to take them.
Obviously, because it's easier to get the sun exposure you need in the southern U.S. But, it won't hurt you to take them anyways. If you're going to be spending some time in the sun, you can probably just forego the supplement for a day or two.

I started taking them this year also, cuz y not i live in a cold wintery area
 
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Obviously, because it's easier to get the sun exposure you need in the southern U.S. But, it won't hurt you to take them anyways. If you're going to be spending some time in the sun, you can probably just forego the supplement for a day or two.

I started taking them this year also, cuz y not i live in a cold wintery area
That's the point, I'm inside all day every day. Screw being outside when it's 96 degrees and feels like 105 with humidity.

But anyhow - if medical docs and such should be advocating for ANYTHING for Vitamin D it's that blacks living in northern/cold places should be first priority for taking Vitamin D supplements.

I find it incredibly revealing that we don't see this kind of useful information mentioned via mainstream news or even official WH reps (Fauchi, etc.).

People have been far too fixated on prevention and not on actively having an ability to fight it and prevent severe damage.
 
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Annisman*

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My brother told me a story where he mentioned supplimenting with Vit D to his overweight, older, black coworker (Northern hemisphere) and the guy laughed at him.

My in laws are black and live in Canada so I bring it up quite a bit, though they are all pretty young still.
 

MrSquished

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Obviously, because it's easier to get the sun exposure you need in the southern U.S. But, it won't hurt you to take them anyways. If you're going to be spending some time in the sun, you can probably just forego the supplement for a day or two.

I started taking them this year also, cuz y not i live in a cold wintery area
I started taking Vitamin D + K2 every day a year ago for mood. I think it definitely helps a bit.
 
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I find it incredibly revealing that we don't see this kind of useful information mentioned via mainstream news or even official WH reps (Fauchi, etc.).

People have been far too fixated on prevention and not on actively having an ability to fight it and prevent severe damage.
Please help us, specifically which mainstream news did not cover Vitamin D and Covid-19?

And yes, Fauci does recommend Vitamin-D to help your immune system fight disease: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/supplements-white-house-advisor-fauci-takes-every-day-to-help-keep-his-immune-system-healthy.html
 
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Please help us, specifically which mainstream news did not cover Vitamin D and Covid-19?

And yes, Fauci does recommend Vitamin-D to help your immune system fight disease: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/supplements-white-house-advisor-fauci-takes-every-day-to-help-keep-his-immune-system-healthy.html
I didn't say Fauci didn't recommend it. I said

I find it incredibly revealing that we don't see this kind of useful information mentioned via mainstream news or even official WH reps (Fauchi, etc.).

A simple Google search for "Fauci Vitamin D" turns up laughable results - which is obviously what you used to get your CNBC results, which as a reminder - is business/market related news. Not mainstream news that is for the general public.

Where's any mention from any real news source? Associated Press, Reuters, White-house press release, Fox, NBC, ABC, the list goes on and on and on.

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Also what was the source of what you linked from CNBC? An Instagram interview he had lol.

So I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself taking vitamin D supplements,” Fauci, 79, said during an Instagram Live on Thursday, when actress Jennifer Garner asked Fauci about immune-boosting supplements.
 

Captante

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I've been taking D supplements for years ... I find if I stop I tend to get depressed and am more likely to come down with something.
 

ch33zw1z

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That's the point, I'm inside all day every day. Screw being outside when it's 96 degrees and feels like 105 with humidity.
Yea, I got your point, but you questioned the "North" part of the other post. In the winter, you can't really walk outside with enough skin showing to generate Vitamin D. In the south, you could spend 30 min outside in the morning or evening and it would help.

But anyhow - if medical docs and such should be advocating for ANYTHING for Vitamin D it's that blacks living in northern/cold places should be first priority for taking Vitamin D supplements.

I find it incredibly revealing that we don't see this kind of useful information mentioned via mainstream news or even official WH reps (Fauchi, etc.).

People have been far too fixated on prevention and not on actively having an ability to fight it and prevent severe damage.
lol, sounds like virtue signaling ;)
 
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Captante

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Just got back from getting Moderna #2 ... so far the only difference was that for some reason this one hurt more going in? (either that or I'm just a big baby lol) Best guess is that because it was given in the same spot as #1 there may have been some leftover bruising.

Decided to live dangerously and bailed out after 5 minutes waiting time because CVS was a bit too crowded for my tastes.

Throat isn't swollen shut yet so I have high hopes! :D

*(I even got ANOTHER sticker too! ;) )
 
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dullard

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I didn't say Fauci didn't recommend it. I said..."I find it incredibly revealing that we don't see this kind of useful information mentioned via mainstream news or even official WH reps (Fauchi, etc.)."
Could you please help me understand the difference from recommending Vitamin D for a better immune system and mentioning Vitamin D for a better immune system? I'm just not quite seeing your point.
A simple Google search for "Fauci Vitamin D" turns up laughable results - which is obviously what you used to get your CNBC results, which as a reminder - is business/market related news. Not mainstream news that is for the general public.

Where's any mention from any real news source? Associated Press, Reuters, White-house press release, Fox, NBC, ABC, the list goes on and on and on.
ABC News (specifically mentioning this exact topic on people of color): https://abcnews.go.com/Health/vitamin-deficiency-fully-explain-covid-19s-effect-people/story?id=71341356

Associated Press (one of many): https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/entertainment-public-health-nutrition-nutritional-deficiencies-african-americans-022d1b704db18f928c7c69e2eed6039b

Reuters (two of several): https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-fact-check-300k-americans-died-of-cov-idUSKBN28V2TS

Fox (local): https://www.fox5dc.com/news/vitamin-d-levels-may-impact-covid-19-mortality-rates-study-claims

Fox (national): https://www.foxnews.com/health/vitamin-d-other-everyday-vitamins-could-counter-coronavirus-effects-report

NBC (local): https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/uchicago-medicine-study-finds-possible-link-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-contracting-covid-19/2333825/

I'm really not seeing anything to back up your claims.
 
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Could you please help me understand the difference from recommending Vitamin D for a better immune system and mentioning Vitamin D for a better immune system? I'm just not quite seeing your point.

ABC News (specifically mentioning this exact topic on people of color): https://abcnews.go.com/Health/vitamin-deficiency-fully-explain-covid-19s-effect-people/story?id=71341356

Associated Press (one of many): https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/entertainment-public-health-nutrition-nutritional-deficiencies-african-americans-022d1b704db18f928c7c69e2eed6039b

Reuters (two of several): https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-fact-check-300k-americans-died-of-cov-idUSKBN28V2TS

Fox (local): https://www.fox5dc.com/news/vitamin-d-levels-may-impact-covid-19-mortality-rates-study-claims

Fox (national): https://www.foxnews.com/health/vitamin-d-other-everyday-vitamins-could-counter-coronavirus-effects-report

NBC (local): https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/uchicago-medicine-study-finds-possible-link-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-contracting-covid-19/2333825/

I'm really not seeing anything to back up your claims.
You're continuing to have the overall underlying point swoop over your head.

Your ability to selectively google-fu precise statements such as "nbc vitamin D" - which surprise surprise the first link was the one you had - isn't taking away anything from what I said. The overall public has zero clue about these things. Being able to google a web-site with a specific narrative that you are searching for doesn't mean anyone heard about it, read about it - or that it was publicly spoken about it and emphasized.

It gets overall nothing as far as media attention - and the people who SHOULD be advocating for this the most - politicians - have made very little or no mention. An instagram interview when SPECIFICALLY asked about the subject from the interviewer? Are you fuckin' kidding me?
 
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snoopy7548

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You're continuing to have the overall underlying point swoop over your head.

Your ability to selectively google-fu precise statements such as "nbc vitamin D" - which surprise surprise the first link was the one you had - isn't taking away anything from what I said. The overall public has zero clue about these things. Being able to google a web-site with a specific narrative that you are searching for doesn't mean anyone heard about it, read about it - or that it was publicly spoken about it and emphasized.

It gets overall nothing as far as media attention - and the people who SHOULD be advocating for this the most - politicians - have made very little or no mention. An instagram interview when SPECIFICALLY asked about the subject from the interviewer? Are you fuckin' kidding me?
Fox News and Rush Limbaugh don't count as news, broteradactyl rex.
 
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Zorba

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Got Pfizer #1 today at a megasite in NJ. 2:30 appt, got there at 2:20 and there was a loooong line outdoors. However it moved fast but the whole time I was there it never got shorter overall. 35 minutes to get indoors, then I was out in 20 min. They were very efficient indoors - temp taken, check my phone for the appt code, then off and running to get poked, no further wait - they are just trying to get as many people vaccinated per day as possible it seems. Around 6,000 at that site daily. It's a FEMA site.
We've been running mega-site here in OKC. Unfortunately, it appears we've ran out of eager people and they've been having a hard time getting them filled up. Just looking at availability maps, we had a problem for quite a while of not enough in the urban areas, but now it looks like we have too much in the urban areas and not enough in the rural parts.

Oklahoma had been around #6 in the rollout since the beginning, but we have been dropping in the rankings like a rock the last few weeks. Really don't want to stall out around 35%.
 

Zorba

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I think some business travelers have practically sexual fetishes with being in a overpriced seat on a cramped plane with shitty microwave meals and getting drunk.
Says someone that has never flown first class. First hint, there are no microwaves on commercial aircraft.

First class food is usually pretty good, but I wouldn't pay $500 just to eat it.
 

MrSquished

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We've been running mega-site here in OKC. Unfortunately, it appears we've ran out of eager people and they've been having a hard time getting them filled up. Just looking at availability maps, we had a problem for quite a while of not enough in the urban areas, but now it looks like we have too much in the urban areas and not enough in the rural parts.

Oklahoma had been around #6 in the rollout since the beginning, but we have been dropping in the rankings like a rock the last few weeks. Really don't want to stall out around 35%.
Oklahoma is one of only two states that didn't have a single county lean blue in the 2020 election. That's about it. Don't expect much more
 
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Zorba

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Just got back from getting Moderna #2 ... so far the only difference was that for some reason this one hurt more going in? (either that or I'm just a big baby lol) Best guess is that because it was given in the same spot as #1 there may have been some leftover bruising.

Decided to live dangerously and bailed out after 5 minutes waiting time because CVS was a bit too crowded for my tastes.

Throat isn't swollen shut yet so I have high hopes! :D

*(I even got ANOTHER sticker too! ;) )
When my wife got her second Novavax dose, in the opposite shoulder, she said ti hurt like hell and burned. Lasted a couple of minutes, but it was bad enough for those couple of minutes she thought she might have to go to the hospital. I get Moderna #2 tomorrow, I think I am going to go for the opposite shoulder and will see how it goes.
 

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