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    From Scientific American: link to "Concerns About Waning Covid 19 Immunity are Likely Overblown" followed by excerpt

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ely-overblown/


    Other scientists interpret the decline as less worrisome and in line with that observed in other viruses. In reference to the NEJM study, Florian Krammer, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, tweeted, “I fail to see the rapid decay here.” Using a test developed by Krammer and his team, a preprint study led by his colleague Ania Wajnberg found a much more modest decrease in antibodies. In some cases, people who had fewer antibodies at first even showed a small increase over time.

    Seeing a slight reduction in antibodies is fairly normal, says Wajnberg, an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine. “Frankly, that’s not that surprising, because you’re not sick anymore,” she says. Once a person has successfully fought off the infection, you would expect his or her antibodies to approach a lower, baseline level. If that individual was reinfected, the B cells could then ramp up the number of antibodies again, Wajnberg says. Or maybe that baseline level itself would prove enough to be protective. “What we don’t want to see is: two weeks later, [antibodies] go to zero. Honestly, that would be very unexpected,” Wajnberg adds. But the fact that antibodies wane over time is not shocking, she says.

    Viral immunologist Zania Stamataki agrees. “Thedata on the decline of the antibodies is not scary. We’re seeing a tiny drop, which is quite expected,” says Stamataki, a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy in England. “I don’t think there is this really rapid decay like people have reported.”


  • #2
    T cell response to Covid has been being discussed outside of America for some time. Has even made the mainstream media over here. America does seem be some way behind...
    "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Surrey View Post
      T cell response to Covid has been being discussed outside of America for some time. Has even made the mainstream media over here. America does seem be some way behind...
      But we're way ahead on mindless panic!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

        But we're way ahead on mindless panic!
        Is it panic or sick politics and virtue signaling.
        We hunt the hunters

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

          But we're way ahead on mindless panic!
          Our glorious leader Kim Jong Son seems to be trying his best to catch up. Latest idea is to lock up everyone over 50.
          "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

            Is it panic or sick politics and virtue signaling.
            I'm interested in hearing who you are referring to: those who say 150 000 dead is quite a lot, or those who think wearing a mask is an act of tyranny...? Or both?

            Compared to the rest of the world the whole situation in USA really seems mad.
            Wisdom is personal

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Surrey View Post
              T cell response to Covid has been being discussed outside of America for some time. Has even made the mainstream media over here. America does seem be some way behind...
              It's been discussed here too. On these forums also. I posted an up to date article.

              Right over your head that it was in the science section, not North America, the default politics section.

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=wolfhnd;n5211689]

                Is it panic or sick politics and virtue signaling.

                Blind panic, brought about primarily by the actions of our own government., and fueled by jingoistic media and corrupt politicians. Trump would have been better off to have imposed Federal control on the pandemic and managed it at Federal level.

                If this truly were a dangerous disease, a lot of us would be dead by now.

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