Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that is obtained through diet or synthesised in the skin from cholesterol when the skin receives adequate sun exposure (the main means of obtaining the vitamin). Unfortunately, exposure to direct sunlight has declined dramatically in today’s society with the increase in the number of office jobs. Furthermore, as we grow older, our ability to absorb vitamin D decreases. Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health problem, affecting all age groups. Recent studies have shown that about 70% of society is deficient in vitamin D.1
Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis where the role of experts like Nassim Nicholas Taleb - a risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty - becomes all the more critical. Read this article by Yves Smith covers the expert opinions given by Nassim Nicolas Taleb on this topic. Taleb is a risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. He is the author of best selling books - Black swan, Fooled by randomness, Antifraglity etc.