How we will defeat Covid-19
The late Dr. P. Raharusun, MD/GP, one of the bravest fighters against C-19 unfortunately didn't live to see that with his important study on C-19- patients he delivered the strongest prove, that we can defeat C-19. We all are in his debt and bound to continue his work by supporting the research and the team.
campaign is about research to generate even stronger evidence and
medical recommendations on large scale prevention of Covid-19 outbreaks
via adequate supplementation. And it should support
further research on the work of the late
Dr. Prawodo Raharusu,
who gave his life for the fight agains this Pandemia, working longest
hours, always thinking of his patients and team first, who sadly passed
away at the age of 57 on May 13th 2020.
You may have heard or not heard that a correlation between low vitamin D blood levels and high lethality is being discussed in relation to Covid-19. In our highly technical world, we sometimes - understandably - tend to neglect rather simple approaches. Just think cod liver oil against ricket
Researchers in Asian countries such as Indonesia, India and the Philippines have taken up the vitamin D thesis and are presenting impressive results. We are in personal contact with several research groups there. Their studies suggest that a causal correlation between vitamin D levels and mortality in Covid-19 patients is likely (see the graph above). Lorenz and Bernd wrote extensively on this subject, e.g. in Does Vitamin D (& C) help with Covid-19? and 7 Cent or lockdown — Graphics and studies on C-19 . See as well the letter to our chancellor Dr. Merkel.
The significance of vitamin D for the immune system is medically beyond question. It is also undisputed that the vitamin D level is clearly too low in large parts of the population and especially in the older risk groups. 30% of the population In Germany have a vitamin D deficiency at <10ng/ml in the winter.
Fatal courses of Covid-19 disease are often associated with pneumonia followed by an exuberant immune system (cytokine storm) and sepsis. Vitamin D can act as an immunomodulator and act as a retardant. Raising the vitamin D level of the population to a healthy level greater than 40 ng/ml could produce good results in about 6 weeks bei sehr niedrigen Kosten erzielen (6-7 cents/day).
Until a vaccine is available, vitamin D supplementation could be a preventive measure that should be discussed to reduce the lethality of Covid-19. The available studies (see literature) also suggest that vitamin D shock treatment may protect patients already infected and hospitalised with Covid-19 from lethal sepsis.
Many thanks and best wishes from Tübingen and Heidelberg for your support, spreading the message and saving lives.
Donation calls are not mine. Usually. Everybody's already doing something and nobody talks about it and I myself put considerable time and money into the subject. But since I already got some emails on our Covid-19 Telepolis article where people asked how to help, Bernd Glauner and I have set up a donation page which we will manage together and thus consider family and team.
Covid-19 research under the current circumstances asks a considerable toll. Sadly, the "late" Dr. Prabowo Raharusun, author of the largest study reviewed by us, to whom we owe the data for the impressive graph above, passed away on May 13, 2020, only 57 years old, and thus much too early.
If there were a Nobel Prize posthumously, Dr. Raharusun would have more than deserved it, not because he discovered something fundamentally new – the findings on vitamin D are not new, but are largely ignored – but because he took all his courage and the money he didn't have and delivered perhaps the most important study this year, under circumstances that are completely unthinkable here. For this he deserves the greatest recognition of all. He is a hero of everyday life and his attitude should be an admonishing example even for highly decorated scientists. He will forever have a place in my heart. And certainly in that of Bernd and Mark Alipio, whose study was the beginning and who, fortunately, is now quoted everywhere.
The donations will go to the team for research to generate even stronger evidence and medical recommendations on large scale prevention of Covid-19 outbreaks via adequate supplementation. In the best spirit of our hero of everydays life Dr. Prawodo Rhararusan, who gave his life by fighting so hard against the Corona pandemia, and alas, in doing so, didn't look after himself.
Planned spending is (~equal parts or: where it's needed most, decided by Mark Alipio and El James Glicio):
Prof. Mark Alipio, who started it all with his study
El James Glicio, MD/GP in New Dehli, who tries to supplement the elderly
The researchers will use the money to either supplement their patients with Vitamin D (very expensive down there) or setup new studies on this.
Due to muslim tradition, we are not allowed to ask for donations for the family - if you might have missed that. Different countries, different culture.
Documentation of TransactionsWe will document all deposit and withdrawal transactions (donations anonymized). If you want to be able to recognize your donation, please donate a crooked amount, 10,57€ or 74,23€ or similar.
I will share the access with Dr. Bernd Glauner (4-eye-principle) and we will arrange the forwarding to the target region via PayPal or later, if necessary, via Xoom.
Lorenz Borsche, Heidelberg, 22nd of May, 2020