It is thought that vitamin D (the ‘sunshine vitamin’) could play a role in protecting people from Covid-19 — reducing the risk of infection and the severity of illness. People who are overweight, unwell, or in the poorer section of the community are likely to have low vitamin D levels, while also being more at risk from the virus. It has been difficult to convince the Department for Health and Social Care to recommend vitamin D supplementation at a level that is relevant to a healthy immune system during the pandemic, however. A randomised control trial is required, at a dose level likely to optimise immune system performance, in order to demonstrate whether it is effective.
The Fischer Family Trust — the FFT in FFT Education Datalab — is one of the sponsors of a trial to address this issue. The trial is being conducted by Professor Adrian Martineau and his team at Queen Mary University of London.
Time is of the essence and the team is trying to complete the recruitment of 5,000 subjects by the beginning of next week (w/c Monday 19 October). Because of this I have asked FFT Education Datalab to help spread the word. If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the trial, go to: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2020/smd/clinical-trial-to-investigate-whether-vitamin-d-protects-against-covid-19.html
Thank you in advance for your support.