Statistically people with darker skin color often have lower rates of vitamin D, since their skin blocks the sun’s rays more than lighter skin color. That’s why people with darker skin are more likely to develop rickets.
There are lots of studies out about how people with low vitamin D have worse covid symptoms and often have covid for a longer period of time. Could that also mean that people with darker skin are more likely to have worse covid symptoms, since they are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels?
I’ve met people on covid support groups that were so low in vitamin D that they needed weekly IVs of 50,000 IU.
Of course, I think the main reason for the high death rate of black people from covid is due to systemic structural racism, lack of affordable healthcare, environmental racism, food desserts, racism in the healthcare field, etc.
I’m not a doctor, but I’m just wondering if there are any studies on the vitamin D, covid and skin color. Because if this is true, lives could be saved by people taking vitamin D supplements.
Here’s an article on vitamin D and covid: