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Long-COVID in VitaminDWiki

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60+ VitaminDWiki pages have LONG-HAUL or LONG-COVID in the title

Items found: 62
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Long-COVID a month shorter if more than 20 ng of Vitamin D - Jan 2024 31 Jan, 2024
Hypothesis: Both Long COVID and Vaccine Injury are caused by Spike Protein, proposed detox – Nov 2023 24 Nov, 2023
Long-COVID: Vitamin D was the only statistically significant factor - Oct 2023 31 Oct, 2023
Long COVID with Neuro-Cognitive symptoms had especially low vitamin D levels – Sept 2023 19 Sep, 2023
The ONLY Solution to Long COVID (Vitamin D) - video and transcript Sept 2023 12 Sep, 2023
Long-COVID can hide in the body for years in scores of locations – Sept 2023 09 Sep, 2023
One in five people with long COVID can no longer work (Doctors in this case) - Sept 2023 02 Sep, 2023
Number of people with long COVID could be vastly underestimated - Aug 2023 01 Sep, 2023
Long-COVID associated with 37 poor genes (no Vitamin D genes) – July 2023 03 Aug, 2023
COVID, Long-COVID and Vitamin D in children - Review April 2023 09 Jul, 2023
Fasting may reduce inflammation and long-COVID - June 2023 11 Jun, 2023
The US believes you have long-COVID if you have more than 12 points (no treatment yet) - May 2023 25 May, 2023
COVID, Long COVID, and Vitamin D – May 2023 06 May, 2023
2nd COVID infection increases the risk of Long-COVID - 2022 22 Jan, 2023
Vitamin D might also help the Long-COVID older adult – Jan 2023 07 Jan, 2023
Long-COVID fatigue reduced by Vitamin C and l-Arginine in one month– RCT Nov 2022 24 Nov, 2022
Adrenal, Long-COVID and Vitamin D - several studies 31 Oct, 2022
Long Covid, Short Magnesium - Chambers April 2022 30 Oct, 2022
Fatigue and other long-haul problems appear to be associated with low Magnesium - Chambers Oct 2022 30 Oct, 2022
Long-COVID symptoms in 10 Percent of women 3 months after infection (22 countries) – Oct 2022 29 Oct, 2022
Long-COVID is now the biggest COVID concern - many studies 16 Oct, 2022
Epstein-Barr Virus probably causes Long-COVID, CFS, and MS - many studies 02 Oct, 2022
Anti-oxidants and Long-Covid (Mg, Glutamate, Butyrate, etc) – Sept 2022 02 Oct, 2022
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and long-haul COVID-19 26 Sep, 2022
Over Two Million Americans Aren’t Working Due to Long-COVID - Aug 2022 27 Aug, 2022
Long-COVID: often had not been hospitalized - May 2022 25 Aug, 2022
COVID virus persists in most body tissues (Long-COVID) - 2022 23 Aug, 2022
Long-COVID in VitaminDWiki 16 Aug, 2022
LONG-COVID may be permanent in 1 in 200 of people infected – July 2022 06 Aug, 2022
Long-Haul more prevalent among seniors - June - 2022 26 Jun, 2022
Long-Haul can now be claimed a work disability in the UK – June 2022 24 Jun, 2022
Half as much Long-Haul with Omicron - June 2022 19 Jun, 2022
COVID Spike persists in Long Haul - June 2022 18 Jun, 2022
COVID Long-Haul prevalence increases with time: 50% at 4 months - meta June 2022 17 Jun, 2022
COVID and Magnesium - hypothesis, clinical trials, Long-Haul - Oct 2021 10 Jun, 2022
Mass disabling events: Polio, WWII, HIV, and COVID Long-Haul - June 2022 06 Jun, 2022
1 in 5 Americans who got COVID had Long-Haul for a while - CDC May 2022 27 May, 2022
Long-Haul COVID after 3 months – only 5 percent had even 30 ng of Vitamin D – April 2022 04 May, 2022
Hypothesis: 2 long-haul COVIDs: had mild symptoms and had needed ICU - April 2022 15 Apr, 2022
COVID Long-Haul at 49 weeks: overactive immune system, type O blood - March 2022 07 Apr, 2022
Children have less severe COVID, but just as much long-haul as adults - April 2022 06 Apr, 2022
Dietary Recommendations for COVID Long-Haul – March 2022 20 Mar, 2022
Mild Long-Haul 4.2 X more likely if type O blood - preprint March 16, 2022 20 Mar, 2022
Long-Haul COVID is somewhat less of a problem if vaccinated – Nov 2021 18 Mar, 2022
COVID long-haul: 1 million in US too sick to work, many cannot get compensation - March 2021 09 Mar, 2022
COVID Long-Haul NYT - Feb 2022 19 Feb, 2022
COVID Long-Haul fought by probiotics - Jan 2022 29 Jan, 2022
COVID Long-Haul predicted by 4 factors (Epstein-Barr virus, etc) – Jan 24, 2022 26 Jan, 2022
Some COVID-19 infection become COVID Long-Haul - Nov 2020 15 Dec, 2021
Long-haul after breakthrough COVID – Nov 2021 11 Dec, 2021
Long-haul, VAERS, Ivermectin, vaccines, etc. Drs. Seheult, Patrick: Video with table of contents - Sept 17, 2021 21 Sep, 2021
Your Brain on Covid-19 Long-Haul, Dr. Galland video and transcript - Aug 1, 2021 07 Aug, 2021
Long-haul COVID-19 blood tests at Mayo include vitamin D (but no results published) – July 2021 20 Jul, 2021
Most people with Long-Haul COVID-19 have low Vitamin D – July 2021 15 Jul, 2021
‘Long haul’ COVID rehab worse than cancer rehab, CDC – July 2021 13 Jul, 2021
Long-Haul COVID-19 occurred to 1 in 20 who had been asymptomatic (a study of 2 million with COVID-19) – June 2021 15 Jun, 2021
COVID-19 Long haul - excellent graph - systematic review May 26, 2021 26 May, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines look good in the short term, but probably not good for the long term 29 Apr, 2021
Long-haul COVID-19 - another hint that Vitamin D should help - Dec 2020 16 Apr, 2021
Probably fewer long-haul COVID-19 problems when rejuvenated immune system (Vitamin D, etc.)– Dec 2020 21 Feb, 2021
Long-haul fatigue, etc. common after viral infections (SARS1,2, MERS, Swine, 1918,...) 21 Feb, 2021
Long-distance truck drivers more likely to get COVID-19 (perhaps UVA)- July 2020 12 Aug, 2020

Sexual dysfunction, hair loss also linked with long COVID - Aug 2022


  • "They also found that people more likely to have persistent symptoms 3 months after COVID infection were also more likely to be young, female, smokers, to belong to certain minority ethnic groups, and to have lower socioeconomic status. They were also more likely to be obese and have a wide range of health conditions."
    • Many of the above problems are associated with low vitamin D
  • Based on the study Symptoms and risk factors for long COVID in non-hospitalized adults - July 2022  PDF
    • The largest aHRs were for anosmia (aHR 6.49, 95% CI 5.02–8.39), hair loss (3.99, 3.63–4.39), sneezing (2.77, 1.40–5.50), ejaculation

difficulty (2.63, 1.61–4.28) and reduced libido (2.36, 1.61–3.47)

US Gov. finally has a long-COVID plan - Aug 2022

The US Now Has a Research Plan for Long COVID—Is It Enough? JAMA Aug 12

  • “Long COVID” = post-COVID conditions = PCC, = both direct and indirect effects,
  • postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection = PASC, includes only the direct effects.
  • ",,, pointed out that it still needs congressional funding. She called the plan otherwise “underwhelming.”

 Download the study from VitaminDWiki

At least 90 long Covid groups exist around the world in 34 countries. - Aug 2022

‘Left to rot’: The lonely plight of long Covid sufferers

Many with long-COVID has low Cortisol levels (regulated by Vitamin D) - Aug 2022

Yale researchers have unearthed a new clue that may explain who has long COVID—and how to treat the chronic condition Fortune Magazine

  • "...long COVID patients had half the levels of cortisol—a hormone that guides the body’s response to stress—as uninfected individuals and those who had recovered fully from COVID."

 Download the study from VitaminDWiki

About 10 million Americans have long-haul - April 2022

Washington Post

  • "Under a memorandum issued by Biden, the Department of Health and Human Services will coordinate a government-wide action plan to address long covid, which is estimated to afflict anywhere from 7.7 million to 23 million Americans, according to a recent federal watchdog report."

Long-Haul group in Facebook has 190,000 members - March 2022

Survivor Corps

Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake - Dec 2021

Washington Post

  • "Suffering from debilitating exhaustion and pain for months, patients find themselves on food stamps and Medicaid"
  • "Across America, many of the nearly 50 million people infected with the coronavirus continue to suffer from some persistent symptoms, with a smaller subset experiencing such unbearable fatigue and other maladies that they can’t work, forcing them to drop out of the workforce, abandon careers and rack up huge debts."
  • "several medical specialists said 750,000 to 1.3 million patients likely remain so sick for extended periods that they can’t return to the workforce full time."

Costly supplement cocktail for Long-Haul - 2021

Image https://www.vedicinals.com/
2 of the ingredients are known to activate the Vitamin D Receptor
$172 for 1 month.
Has studies that support it. Have not looked at them

COVID is probably not the only health problem that results in Long Haul ($1 Billion research) Nov 2021

Could long covid unlock clues to chronic fatigue and other poorly understood conditions? Washington Post

  • "...the $1.15 billion investment in research would go beyond long covid to “improve our understanding of other chronic post-viral syndromes and autoimmune diseases, as well as other diseases with similar symptoms.”
  • "“How many people have long-term nagging or even disabling symptoms after other viral illnesses, such as flu?”"
  • "....Akiko Iwasaki, a Yale immunologist and principal investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who lists five hypotheses that she believes could explain the biological underpinning of long covid. Top among them is what she calls a “viral reservoir” of persistent virus or viral remnants in the body that cause chronic inflammation. "

Long-Haul COVID likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr Virus may cause Long-Haul, CFS, and MS (Vitamin D should help)

Survey of 5,000 long-haulers- March 2021

Some of the columns at the top of one very long table

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Long Haul probably decreased if increase Vitamin D getting to cells - on the web

Vitamin D Receptor activation can be increased by any of: Resveratrol,  Omega-3,  MagnesiumZinc,   Quercetin,   non-daily Vit D,  Curcumin, intense exercise,   Ginger,   Essential oils, etc  Note: The founder of VitaminDWiki uses 10 of the 13 known VDR activators

The risk of 44 diseases at least double with poor Vitamin D Receptor as of Oct 2019

More than 50 Long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Jan 2021

Prerint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.27.21250617
Sandra Lopez-Leon, Talia Wegman-Ostrosky, Carol Perelman, Rosalinda Sepulveda, Paulina A Rebolledo, Angelica Cuapio, Sonia Villapol
COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, can involve sequelae and other medical complications that last weeks to months after initial recovery, which has come to be called Long-COVID or COVID long-haulers. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to identify studies assessing long-term effects of COVID-19 and estimates the prevalence of each symptom, sign, or laboratory parameter of patients at a post-COVID-19 stage. LitCOVID (PubMed and Medline) and Embase were searched by two independent researchers. All articles with original data for detecting long-term COVID-19 published before 1st of January 2021 and with a minimum of 100 patients were included. For effects reported in two or more studies, meta-analyses using a random-effects model were performed using the MetaXL software to estimate the pooled prevalence with 95% CI. Heterogeneity was assessed using I2 statistics. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviewers and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) reporting guideline was followed. A total of 18,251 publications were identified, of which 15 met the inclusion criteria.
The prevalence of 55 long-term effects was estimated, 21 meta-analyses were performed, and 47,910 patients were included. The follow-up time ranged from 15 to 110 days post-viral infection. The age of the study participants ranged between 17 and 87 years.
It was estimated that 80% (95% CI 65-92) of the patients that were infected with SARS-CoV-2 developed one or more long-term symptoms.
The five most common symptoms were

  • fatigue (58%),
  • headache (44%),
  • attention disorder (27%),
  • hair loss (25%), and
  • dyspnea (24%). [[[difficult or labored breathing]

All meta-analyses showed medium (n=2) to high heterogeneity (n=13). In order to have a better understanding, future studies need to stratify by

  • sex,
  • age,
  • previous comorbidities,
  • severity of COVID-19 (ranging from asymptomatic to severe), and
  • duration of each symptom.

From the clinical perspective, multi-disciplinary teams are crucial to developing preventive measures, rehabilitation techniques, and clinical management strategies with whole-patient perspectives designed to address long COVID-19 care.

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
Clipped from the PDF
The patient follow-up time ranged from 14 days to 110 days.
Six out of the 11 studies included only patients hospitalized for COVID-19.
The rest of the studies mixed mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 patients.

Long-haul similar for vaccinated and unvaccinated - Oct 2021

Six-month sequelae of post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection: a retrospective cohort study of 10,024 breakthrough infections
 Download the preprint PDF from VitaminDWiki

Long-Haul reduced by vaccination: studies range from 0% to 40% - April 2022

Do Vaccines Protect Against Long Covid? New York Times
 Download the preprint PDF from VitaminDWiki

Those who get COVID-19 after being vaccinated (breakthru) are 1/2 as likely to get long-haul - Sept 2021

New York Times reporting on Lancet

1/3 of UK Long Haul has lasted more than 1 year - July 2021


  • The U.K. strategy has been sharply criticized. More than 120 scientists co-signed a letter in the Lancet medical journal on July 7, warning that rising infections could leave hundreds of thousands of people with illness and disability “for decades to come.” International experts joined their British counterparts online to sound a further warning on July 16.
  • An estimated 962,000 people, or 1.5% of the population, have experienced self-reported long Covid symptoms in the U.K., according to data from the Office for National Statistics published earlier this month. More than a third of those said they’ve suffered for more than a year.

Long-Haul does not persist in children - Jan 9, 2022

Long COVID symptoms and duration in SARS-CoV-2 positive children — a nationwide cohort study

  • 37,522 children aged 0–17 years
  • In most children ‘long COVID’ symptoms resolved within 1–5 months.

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Long-Haul support groups

11,000 members July 2021
There are lots of ways you support our group if you have not been infected with COVID-19, or have completely recovered.

  • Request to join our Ally Support Network. We are especially interested in hearing from healthcare providers, wellness practitioners, lawyers, activists, and others with relevant experience in healthcare, chronic illness and disabilities, health justice, and emerging infectious diseases.
  • Make a monetary contribution. Our support group is run by a dedicated team of volunteer admins, most of whom are also Covid-19 patients or survivors, or people with other chronic illnesses and disabilities. Your contribution will help us cover operating costs and compensate members of our team for their hard work.
  • If you are a researcher interested in studying or collecting data on COVID-19 recoveries, please reach out to patient.research.covid19 at gmail.com. We will review survey submissions and research opportunities to share with the support group as appropriate
  • Are you affiliated with a company or non-profit that can support this work in some way? For more information on partnerships, email info at wearebodypolitic.com with a short description of your organization or brand and how you would like to collaborate.


Long haul on the web

See also VitaminDWiki: COVID-19 treated by Vitamin D - studies, reports, videos

As of Jan 31, 2024, the VitaminDWiki COVID page had:  19+ trial results,   37+ meta-analyses and reviews,   Mortality studies   see related:   Governments,   HealthProblems,   Hospitals,  Dark Skins,   All 26 COVID risk factors are associated with low Vit D,   Fight COVID-19 with 50K Vit D weekly   Vaccines   Take lots of Vitamin D at first signs of COVID   166 COVID Clinical Trials using Vitamin D (Aug 2023)   Prevent a COVID death: 9 dollars of Vitamin D or 900,000 dollars of vaccine - Aug 2023
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Reduce your risk of getting Long-Haul - Take lots of Vitamin D at first signs of COVID

Take lots of Vitamin D at first signs of COVID
If you suspect COVID-19 symptoms, immediately take vitamin D
   (200,000 IU = 10 days sunbathing on a beach)

Emergency Vitamin D

  • Quickly energizes the body's immune system
  • Vitamin D can fight COVID-19 only if taken soon after infection
  • Works equally well with vaccinated (breakthru) and unvaccinated people
  • Anticipate that more than half of the people immediately taking Vitamin D will not even test positive for COVID
  • Taking Emergency Vitamin D will also extinguish colds, and flu (helps even if the symptoms are not COVID)
  • 50,000 IU capsules are widely available on Amazon (50,000 size is rarely available in local stores)
  • Vitamin D is like a small fire extinguisher, it can easily put out small blazes but not large ones

# of 50,000 IU capsules if healthy
0-50 lbs 2 caps,   50-150 lbs 3 caps,   150-200 lbs 4 caps,   200-250lbs 5 caps,   >250 lbs 6 caps

# of capsules if suspect low vitamin D
     senior, shut-in, dark skin, immunocompromized, diabetic, or poor gut
0-50 lbs 2 caps,  50-150 lbs 4 caps,   150-200 lbs 6 caps,   200-250lbs 7 caps,   >250 lbs 9 caps

1/2 as many capsules if still have symptoms after 3 days

1/4 as many caps if had close contact with an infected person    or if your vitamin D level is >40 ng
    If need 1/2 capsule: Most 50,000 IU caps can be twisted open. Just use 1/2 of the powder/
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Evidence includes:

1) COVID fought by 50 ng of Vitamin D 7 studies as of Jan 2022

2) Single 200,000 IU of vitamin D did not benefit the obese in various ways (not a surprise) – RCT Feb 2021
3) Obese need 2X to 3X more vitamin D - Nov 2014

Low weight
4) Quick restoration of vitamin D in children – 10,000 IU per kg loading dose was not enough – Jan 2017
5) Vitamin D loading doses of up to 400,000 IU OK for adolescents – meta-analysis Dec 2014
6) Children in Intensive Care need Vitamin D loading dose of 10000 IU per kg (nearing a consensus) - Oct 2016
    226,000 IU for 50 lbs for children in ICU = maxiumum loading dose.

Virus and COVID
7) Vitamin D can inhibit enveloped virus (e.g. Corona, Herpes, Zoster, Epstein, Hepatitis, RSV) – March 2011
8) Rapid Vitamin D Delivery May Result in Better COVID Outcomes - Dec 9, 2021
9) Large dose of calcifediol or vitamin D up to 15 days before COVID hospitalization reduced death rates (1.5X, 1.3X) – Dec 2021
10) COVID-19 risk reduced by vitamin D supplementation – umbrella review of 7 meta-analysis – Oct 2021
11) French recommended 200,000 IU of Vitamin D to stop COVID-19 - Jan 2021
Response to loading dose
12) Vitamin D loading dose peaks at about day 2
@ http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=6054

Vitamin D daily from the sun

13) 10,000 to 20,000 IU daily from the sun 2009

Good Vitamin D Overview - covering 30 topics
VitaminDWiki interview and transcript - Jan 2022

  • There are 30 topics about Vitamin D in the transcript, including many health problems successfully fought by Vitamin D, help before and during pregnancy, problems with vitamin d deficiency, levels to boots the immune system, dosing, and how to buy vitamin D around the world.

Can get 50,000 IU Vitamin D anywhere on the globe

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18281 Long COVID Aug 10_CompressPdf.pdf admin 14 Aug, 2022 2.56 Mb 155
18280 National-Research-Action-Plan-on-Long-COVID-08012022_CompressPdf.pdf admin 14 Aug, 2022 723.92 Kb 157
17498 Do Vaccines Protect Against Long Covid_ - The New York Times_CompressPdf.pdf admin 26 Apr, 2022 167.89 Kb 196
17264 type o blood and long-haul preprint.pdf admin 20 Mar, 2022 720.39 Kb 117
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16785 Six-month sequelae preprint.pdf admin 23 Dec, 2021 479.34 Kb 238
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15943 long-haul symtoms survey March 2021 preprint.pdf admin 21 Jul, 2021 509.12 Kb 382
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15906 Can kids get long covid_ Here's what we know. _ MIT Technology Review_compressed.pdf admin 13 Jul, 2021 557.09 Kb 351
15425 JAMA long haul HCW.pdf admin 13 Apr, 2021 171.49 Kb 402
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