Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find selenium may be a dirty secret behind low infection rates

  • Researchers delve into theory that high selenium presence in the soil corresponds with higher human immunity
  • But scientists say more research is needed and warn of dangers associated with excessive intake and taking selenium without medical advice

Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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