Science journalist Matt Ridley, a.k.a. 5th Viscount Ridley, tweets:
The data are even stronger than I wrote. I've now seen preliminary evidence from a larger sample of Covid patients in Indonesia: they are 19 times more likely to die if deficient in vitamin D. Please can the authorities advise vitamin D supplements, @JimBethell, @MattHancock? https://t.co/DhMupisRce
— Matt Ridley (@mattwridley) May 5, 2020
If true, I suspect this has something to do with the high death rates among blacks in the U.S. and Europe, who tend to not get enough Vitamin D from the sun in northern latitudes while bundled up against the chill.
Also, it would make the Establishment’s War on sunbathing at beaches and parks especially perverse.