New York has the greatest number of cases of the coronavirus outbreak but now they have a new method of treating severely sick patients, and that is giving them a massive dose of Vitamin C as based on the results from hard-hit China.
Dr. Andrew Weber, affiliated with the Northwell Heath facilities in Long Island, has reported that patients who are in intensive care units are given an intravenous vitamin C of 1500 milligrams.
This said potent dosage is then given 3 to 4 times a day. This dosage is 16x more than the recommended daily dose from the National Institutes of Health. As per their recommended dietary allowance, it should be 90mg for men and 75 for women, adults.
Doctor Weber said, “The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C.”
He added, “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
According to a spokesman from Northwell, 23 other hospitals from New York are using this kind of coronavirus treatment. Still, they also took notice of the different medication protocols as patients are different from each other. He said that the clinician decides.
As of the moment, 700 patients are treated for the said coronavirus throughout the network of hospitals, and it is not yet so bright how many are having this vitamin c treatment.
Other drugs that are used together with the supplement is anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics, and blood thinners, according to Weber.
This cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin is given to patients as of Tuesday night, specifically to the critically ill patients on some “compassionate” basis.
This research was done by the French and was published earlier, and it was reported that it is effective in killing the coronavirus. When combined with antibiotic azithromycin, six patients were then tested negative from the virus on their 6th day.
The president of the country has even tweeted about it and said, “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains – Thank You!”
He added, “Hopefully, they will BOTH … be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE!”
During a press conference, President Trump said, “This would be a gift from heaven; this would be a gift from God if it works.”
Dr, Anthony Fauci, agreed too, “The president is talking about hope for people, and it’s not an unreasonable thing to hope for people My job as a scientist … is to ultimately prove without a doubt that a drug is not only safe but that it works,” He continued, “Those two things are not incompatible when you think about it, particularly when you’re in an arena where you don’t have anything that’s proven.”
Weber said that the patients’ coronavirus dropped dramatically after taking vitamin c when their bodies suffer sepsis. He said, “It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C”