Disinfo: Vitamin C administered intravenously treats patients with coronavirus, a finding censored so far


Specialists have learned that a common intravenous drug can treat coronavirus. Why are the doctors and specialists who support this treatment discredited or censored?

Intravenous administration of vitamin C is already being used in China against COVID-19 coronavirus.

The editor of the Chinese edition of OMNS, Dr. Richard Cheng, reports from China about the first confirmed study of intravenous administration of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C.


Recurring the narrative that a remedy against coronavirus has already been found, but the medical ”establishment” is opposed to it. Read a similar case claiming that a remedy for coronavirus has been developed in Ukraine here.

No study has so far confirmed that vitamin C can treat Coronavirus-infected patients. A study published on 1 March 2020 in the Chinese Journal of Infectious Diseases, quoted by Le Monde, reports that the injections are recommended at doses much lower than those mentioned by Richard Cheng: 100 to 200 mg per day for the sickest patients. These injections were done in addition to a battery of treatments, meaning that the healing of patients can not be attributed only to vitamin C.

A clinical test has started in the United States on 11 February 2020 to inject intravenous doses of vitamin C into patients suffering from coronavirus, but no results are yet posted. ”Intravenous application of vitamin C will result in much higher and faster levels of the vitamin in the blood than any amount found in vitamin C supplements taken orally. Though this approach could increase vitamin C’s mild protective effect, this is yet hypothetical and intravenous injection comes with its own risks, such as infection, blood vessel damage, air embolism or blood clots,” writes Peter McCaffery, Professor of Biochemistry, the University of Aberdeen in an explanatory report for The conversation.

More information about coronavirus myths, debunked by the World Health Organisation find here.


  • Reported in: Issue 191
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Romania, China, Moldova
  • Keywords: coronavirus


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