J Med Virol 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
Howard University, College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Washington DC, 20059.
COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, disproportionally targets older people, particularly men, ethnic minorities and individuals with underlying diseases such as compromised immune system, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The discrepancy in COVID-19 incidence and severity is multifaceted and likely involves biological, social, as well as nutritional status. Vitamin D deficiency, notably common in Black and Brown people and elderly, is associated with an increased susceptibility to many of the diseases comorbid with COVID-19. Read More