Readers should find the following helpful for treating respiratory illnesses, especially pneumonia, which is the common cause of death for those dying of a COVID-19 infection.

A study published in the International Journal of Vitamin Nutritional Research found that as little as 200 mg of vitamin C consumed daily resulted in an 80% decrease in deaths among severely ill, hospitalized patients with pneumonia. (1994;64:212-19.)

That such a small dose was effective points to those patients having been deficient in vitamin C prior to hospitalization besides the fact that infections of all kinds quickly use up our bodies' vitamin C reserves.

Vitamin C is usually well tolerated in much larger doses; so folks, in this concerning time, don't get short on your vitamin C.

— Donald Woolery, Rockford