Then, he explained that it's common for black people to be deficient in Vitamin D because melanin blocks it. Perry also shared he'd read a study about the link between lacking the nutrient and dying from the disease.
"What I read in a study out of Spain, Italy and China is that a lot of people who died from COVID were low in vitamin D," he said. "Now listen to me, I think that if... this entire nation were keeping record of who was dying and if they were low in vitamin D or deficient in different areas, we would know it. But apparently, no one is keeping a record, which is insane to me."
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Perry urged black people to “take care of ourselves” and get in touch with their doctors to check their Vitamin D levels. He also mentioned that not only black people are lacking in it.
“Vitamin D can help with immune and respiratory health,” he said.
According to Healthline, Vitamin D is a nutrient that is especially important for the immune system. While there is indeed no cure for COVID-19, research shows having healthy levels of the nutrient can help keep the immune system healthy. It may also help generally protect against respiratory illnesses.
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