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Covid-19: Public health agencies review whether vitamin D supplements could reduce risk

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 19 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2475

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Re: NICE response to Vitamin D correspondence

Dear Editor

With all due respect to Dr Chrisp it might be more important for NICE to grasp what Prof Cobbold and Dr Grant are talking about than for them to grasp the reasons behind NICE's narrow parameters for inquiry. If Cobbold and Grant are right - as I suspect - it could relieve untold human misery and get the world back to the normal life we should all require. Moreover, if the government fail to institute measures to bring the nation's Vitamin D up to recommended levels it will surely be much to blame for the consequences.

Paul Chrisp, 'Re: NICE response to Vitamin D correspondence', 9 June 2020,

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11 July 2020
John Stone
UK Editor
London N22