Since COVID-19 rates are trending down, are we nearing the end of pandemic?

Answers to your coronavirus questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
2:07 | 02/24/21

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recording. Here is Dr. Jen Ashton with a new round of questions you've been asking on social media. First question, Dr. Jen, since rates seem to be trending down, is this a sign that we are nearing the end? Here's what's really important about this, you guys and I've been speaking to epidemiologists who are cautioning strongly urging that we do not see the dip in rates and say, we're at -- this is the light at the end of the tunnel. It's almost behind us. We should expect that this pandemic and this virus does more of this than straight up or straight down. So, yes, this is a sign that our mitigation efforts are working, part of it might be the virus, most of it might be the human behavior and then we have the vaccine metrics coming into the mix. As we change seasons, we might see those rates continue to go down but we cannot take our foot off the gas. This virus has shown us that since day one. All right, next question, what are some vitamins to take on a daily basis to keep our immune system strong? Okay, now so many people want to say I'm going to reach for this vitamin and I'm going to have this magical protection against this virus. There's no evidence or data to support that right now. What vitamins can work, vitamin S, the sleep vitamin can have a powerful effect on our immune system, we know that. Vitamin E for exercise, absolutely can boost our immune system. We have talked about many, many times and our diet. Eating foods that are lower in added sugars, less processed food, more healthy fruits and vegetable, absolutely can boost our immune system and there is ongoing research particularly on vitamin d3 and zinc but not ready for prime time. I'm all about that vitamin S. I get a daily dose of that vitamin S. 7 hours 36 minutes last night. But who is counting? Even got applause. What you do at night affects all of us the next day. Sorry, guys, sorry. It's a team sport, T.J. You can continue to submit your questions to Dr. Ashton on her Instagram @drjashton. We're going to turn now to

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