A Racist Virus, SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19)

Here’s a scientific paper (an Indonesian Study that’s not peer-reviewed as yet) showing that people with below normal vitamin D levels have a 10-times greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people with normal vitamin D levels: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3585561.

The first video below is Dr. John Campbell showing data in which people with darker skin are dying of COVID-19 at a higher rate than people with lighter skin. The stats are shocking, to say the least.

He suggests that since darker skin is less efficient in producing vitamin D3 than lighter skin (because melanin pigment in all races blocks the energy of the sun that drives the chemical conversion of Vitamin D), the higher risk of COVID-19 death for darker-skinned people may be partly due to lower vitamin D3 levels.

He suggests that in the interest of saving the lives of people with darker skin, doctors should check vitamin D levels in COVID-19 patients and “consider” vitamin D3 supplementation for those with low vitamin D levels. Nothing could be more reasonable.

Yet, astonishingly, this doctor has been called a racist for this suggestion. Here’s why:

The malignant and permanently angry religion of Political Correctness dictates that skin color could not possibly affect anyone’s vitamin D3 levels, and low vitamin D3 levels arising from skin color differences could not conceivably reduce a person’s odds of surviving COVID-19. Such unspeakable heresy would suggest that Nature herself is politically incorrect, which would mean the PC worldview itself is fatally flawed. Much better to ignore science and all the non-PC life-saving advantages she offers than to change your worldview.

Below, my favorite research scientist, Rhonda Patrick, PhD, answers various questions about COVID-19, including the Vitamin D question (at position 25:06 on the video). She delves into the relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature.


I should also mention that certain individuals have a condition, probably a genetic SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism), that lowers their vitamin D levels, making it difficult for them to achieve a normal vitamin D level even with D3 supplementation. I know this is real because I have an Asian friend with this trait. So regardless of your skin color, it seems to be entirely worthwhile to have your vitamin D3 level checked, especially now with this lung-attacking virus going around.

Future studies will probably sustain the preliminary data in this post, so be brave and share it with everyone on your email list. You may save someone’s life.

Love and air kisses,

Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD



14 thoughts on “A Racist Virus, SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19)

  1. I, too, have come across much research that indicates that ample Vitamin D levels can do a lot for the immune system, and that darker-skinned people tend to absorb less Vitamin D. However, I think that the problem is more complex than this. I hope that people will keep an eye on the socioeconomic and environmental differences that also contribute to vulnerability to this disease.

    • It’s great to hear from you again, WeaverGrace! It’s been years. I hope you’re still writing fiction!
      You are so right about the socioeconomic and environmental contributions to this complex issue. This is reflected in the data, as best I can tell: when they statistically corrected for other factors (to isolate the influence of D3 on survival), the survival differences between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned individuals decreased by a wide margin. This strongly, if indirectly, supports exactly what you’re saying.

      • Thanks for remembering me. No, I haven’t been writing fiction, but recording fiction and nonfiction as audiobooks. Thanks for stopping by my blog and listening.

  2. Many thx 4 shining a light on this important info, re Vitamin D deficiency as it relates to the current pandemic virus COVID-19. I have long known that many diseases arise from Vit. D deficiency, so I am a long time supplement taker, who has progressed to the normal range.

    W sincere thx, Marsha Newman, RN


    • I’ve been taking dozens of supplements for years, myself, mostly things recommended by Dale Bredesen for the prevention of dementia. So far the supplements, the exercises and the “ketoflex”/ circadian diet have kept my brain in good shape, as best I can determine. 🙂

  3. My doctor told me to boost my Vitamins D3 and C during this pandemic. He indicated that building a strong immune system was of utmost importance if you happened to come in contact with the COVID-19. Then, it seemed that you would have more flu-like symptoms but death would not be likely. Those with major health problems already are more likely to have serious problems. Staying healthy is more important than most people realize.

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