Bad news for the fear merchants hoping everyone will need a vaccine and their papers before we can all go back to living our lives.
Anyone who got sick from the VirusToEndAllViruses™ in the past year, and recovered likely has some kind of lasting immunity. This is the precise scientific reason that Democrats and media types have been unable to bully Rand Paul and others into receiving a vaccine dose.
The entire point of rolling out a vaccine is to trigger the body’s natural immune response, so that the body recognizes the foreign threat, and build up a readiness to fight against it if the time comes.
In principle, it will make no difference whether the body was given a vaccine or survived an infection. In the end, the antibodies of a virus are added to the body’s catalog of defenses against foreign invaders.
Many people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 will probably make antibodies against the virus for most of their lives. So suggest researchers who have identified long-lived antibody-producing cells in the bone marrow of people who have recovered from COVID-191.
The study provides evidence that immunity triggered by SARS-CoV-2 infection will be extraordinarily long-lasting. Adding to the good news, “the implications are that vaccines will have the same durable effect,” says Menno van Zelm, an immunologist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Antibodies — proteins that can recognize and help to inactivate viral particles — are a key immune defence. After a new infection, short-lived cells called plasmablasts are an early source of antibodies.
But these cells recede soon after a virus is cleared from the body, and other, longer-lasting cells make antibodies: memory B cells patrol the blood for reinfection, while bone marrow plasma cells (BMPCs) hide away within bones, trickling out antibodies for decades. —Nature
The article goes on to explain that bone marrow of people who have survived the Coronovirus has shown evidence of continuing to store antibodies for months after the fact in the very cells that map out our immunity response to other viruses over entire decades.
That’s good news, right?
For most of us, yes. It is very good news.
But for anyone who has been using fear of a virus to drive policy or to maximize profit-taking, this marks the end of an era. The ‘science’ they have wrapped themselves in for so long has turned against them.
Billionaires have sprung up like mushrooms with all the spinoff industries responding to this virus. But the little guys have been jackhammered.
Anything that brings us closer to a conclusion should be good news, right? That depends on your goal, doesn’t it? We’ve already got whistleblowers leaking evidence to Project Veritas that FB is curbing the reach of anyone pushing the ‘wrong’ message about vaccines, regardless of whether that message is scientifically valid.
There was a time that inquisitive reporters actually wanted to follow the money (which, in this case, could be equally true of raw political influence).
Imagine how different our lives might be today if reporters actually lived by those principles today?