Patients suffering from serious cases of coronavirus are being treated with vitamin C at some New York hospitals, according to the New York Post.
The critical nutrient is being administered in massive doses to severely ill patients, along with a combination of other medicines, including hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, both of which have received increased attention recently.
“Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C,” the Post reports.
The patients receive identical doses three or four more times per day, Dr. Weber explained.