Worldwide Nutritional Immunity – Why Everybody Is Taking Vitamin C

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“I have not seen any ’flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C.”  (Robert F. Cathcart, MD)

The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service first made the statement: “Vitamin C protects against coronavirus” in a press release on January 26, 2020. The opening sentence of that press release was (and remains) politically incorrect: “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.”

The next two sentences of the press release are virtually never quoted in the mainstream media: 1) “Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades; and 2) There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular.”

Shortly after the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS) issued their statement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization posted statements on their respective websites declaring that vitamin C was useless against COVID-19. Without even checking sources, USA Today and other newspapers declared that the OMNS press release was “fake news” and “false information”.

YouTube then deleted videos of licensed physicians supporting therapeutic or even preventive use of vitamin C. Facebook literally blocked and banned this quote from one physician with over 30 years’ experience treating viral illnesses.

But something else, something big, also happened. OMNS Chinese edition editor Richard Cheng, MD, PhD, was already in place in China. He was first to report in on several Chinese doctors’ initial successes using intravenous vitamin C against COVID. This was followed by OMNS publishing quotes from seminars and interviews with these doctors. Yet videos of these physicians have been promptly and repeatedly removed by YouTube for “violating their community standards.”

In spite of this, with no help from the network news, or the National Institutes of Health, or the CDC, and certainly not from the WHO, the public nevertheless drew a vital conclusion in April: If high dose intravenous vitamin C is useful for treating COVID-19 in hospitalized ICU patients, then moderate oral doses of vitamin C will likely be a good preventive supplement. Almost immediately, vitamin C sold out worldwide. Shelves were empty. Even the largest retailers were back-ordered for weeks.

Practically the whole world is now taking vitamin C. I think this is the real reason why COVID-19 will not become COVID-20. Or 21.

All OMNS releases on COVID-19 follow below. They are free access and may be freely reprinted with attribution.

– Vitamin C and Coronavirus: Not a Vaccine; Just a Humble Cure; commentary by William F. Simmons and Robert G. Smith, PhD

– Protected Group Immunity, Not a Vaccine, is the Way to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic; commentary by Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD

– Vitamin C Evidence for Treating Complications of COVID-19 and other Viral Infections by Magnus P.F. Rasmussen

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Michigan Doctor Charged with Felonies for Treating Coronavirus Patients with Vitamin C


Andrew W. Saul founded the peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service in 2004 at the request of Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, and Hugh D. Riordan, MD. Saul, Dr. Hoffer’s co-author for 4 books, has written, co-authored, or edited 21 more. He has no financial connection whatsoever with the supplement industry. Andrew Saul is a member of the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy, and was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2014. To read more articles by OMNS, or for a free subscription to their news service, visit: And to visit their archives please visit:

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