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  • There's a Reason Why Trump Keeps Telling Voters He's Immune to COVID-19

    10/29/2020 6:14:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2020 | Michael Zey
    Early in the final debate, President Trump made a comment, almost an aside, about his personal battle with COVID-19 that the media have largely ignored but that could have considerable impact on the election results. "I got better very fast," Trump said, "and now they say I'm immune.  Whether it's four months or a lifetime, nobody's been able to say that, but I'm immune." The next night at a rally at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, Trump reiterated his claim that his medical team has declared him immune to COVID.  From that day on, Trump has repeated this message to...
  • Hmmm: Does A New COVID-19 Study *Suggest* Immunity Through Vaccines Only Lasts Months?

    10/27/2020 8:02:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    What do you want first — the good news or the (possible) bad news? We have a mixed bag today on the vaccine front of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are even mixed within themselves. Let’s start with the good news from Pfizer, whose Phase 3 trials of their two-stage vaccine appear to be approaching a successful conclusion. Their third-quarter report suggests they could apply for an FDA emergency-use authorization as soon as next month: It said nearly 36,000 of the volunteers have already received the second of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer has as been working alongside German drugmaker...
  • Herd Immunity To COVID Is Not Reckless. It Would Protect The Vulnerable

    10/19/2020 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 18, 2020 | Jay W. Richards, Douglas Axe and William Briggs
    Freaking out about ‘herd immunity’ looks like a smear campaign designed to prevent Americans, including the president, from hearing the scientific case against the lockdowns. Why is the press and officialdom suddenly shrieking about “herd immunity”? On Oct. 12, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said pursuing herd immunity is “unethical.” Within hours, most of the media broadcast the same message. It’s as though someone sent out a list of talking points. “Sweden’s experiment with herd immunity is unethical and undemocratic,” Australia’s ABC intoned, “and reveals an underlying political pathology.” According to Fortune, herd immunity against SARS-CoV2 is a...
  • Closing schools hindered herd immunity, could lead to more COVID deaths overall: new study [ United Kingdom ]

    10/16/2020 5:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Patrick Delaney
    Lockdown measures, such as closing schools, likely prolonged the epidemic by preventing the virus from naturally moving through low-risk populations and building herd immunity. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that the closing of schools in response to the novel coronavirus could actually increase overall deaths resulting from the disease. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh reevaluated a model produced by the Imperial College London earlier this year that prompted the extensive government lockdown measures, including the closing of schools, implemented in the U.K., ... school closures and isolation of younger people would increase the...
  • Trump: 'I am immune' from Covid-19

    10/11/2020 10:00:03 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/11/2020 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump on Sunday declared himself immune from Covid-19 as he prepares to return to the campaign trail in a fight to regain ground against surging White House rival Joe Biden. "It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time and maybe a short time, it could be a lifetime, nobody really knows, but I'm immune," Trump said in a Fox News interview, a day after his doctor affirmed he was no longer a transmission risk for the disease. "You have a president who is immune... so now you have a president who doesn't...
  • Trump: I can not get or give COVID-19 anymore

    10/11/2020 9:21:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 11, 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!! 11:39 AM · Oct 11, 2020
  • White House doctor says President Trump “is no longer considered a transmission risk” for coronavirus

    10/10/2020 6:30:22 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 36 replies
    BREAKING: White House doctor says President Trump “is no longer considered a transmission risk” for coronavirus
  • Some Facts You’re Not Hearing That Might Dampen Your Enthusiasm for a Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine

    10/09/2020 8:01:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/09/2020 | Michael Thau
     In my previous column, we took a look at an alarming article by a professor of law from Stanford University that – though it appeared in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine – had nothing whatsoever to do with science.Instead, it brazenly outlined a scheme to deprive anyone refusing the impending COVID-19 vaccine of their liberty and right to work without running afoul of any “legal challenges on procedural due-process grounds” – or, as they probably like to call it at Standford’s law school, ‘that pesky Fifth Amendment.’ But even putting aside any right you may...
  • Scientists see signs of lasting immunity to Covid-19, even after mild symptoms

    08/17/2020 8:53:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | 08/17/2020
    Scientists who have been monitoring immune responses to the virus are now starting to see encouraging signs of strong, lasting immunity, even in people who developed only mild symptoms of Covid-19, a flurry of new studies suggests. Although researchers cannot forecast how long these immune responses will last, many experts consider the data a welcome indication that the body’s most studious cells are doing their job — and will have a good chance of fending off the coronavirus... Protection against reinfection cannot be fully confirmed until there is proof that most people who encounter the virus a second time are...
  • Dr. Fauci says aiming for herd immunity would lead to ‘enormous’ death toll

    08/14/2020 6:37:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/14/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned about a staggering death toll from the coronavirus, particularly among vulnerable people, if the US allows the infections to sweep across the country in a bid to achieve possible herd immunity. “If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms … a lot of people are going to die,” the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said during a live Instagram session Thursday with actor Matthew McConaughey, CNN reported.
  • Trump Taps Esteemed Anti-Fauci Stanford Doc for COVID Team – Huge Game Changer

    08/11/2020 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Michal T · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | August 11, 2020 | Michael Thau
    Latest RedState Column explaining who Dr. Scott Atlas is and why Trump's announcement that he's now part of his COVID-19 team is such great news.
  • Why I'm bulletproof to Covid. Covid 19 explanation about how it works and what kills it

    08/09/2020 6:47:46 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 110 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/9/2020 | Roby MitchellMD
    The truth is out there and big tech doesn't want you to know it.
  • CNN Finally Discusses T Cell Immunity. Will New York And New Jersey Listen?

    08/10/2020 4:21:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 10, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    There hasn’t been much over at CNN of late that deviates from the usual, tiresome, “Bad Orange Man is a deranged, homicidal Nazi” mantra that’s par for the course at most any non-Fox News media outlet these days. But last week I was surprised to run across this surprising “Cuomo Prime Time” segment between CNN host Chris Cuomo and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In the remarkable, albeit short, break from the “Cases! Cases! Cases!” panic porn we’re used to seeing, Gupta explained the concept of T cells when it comes to population immunity. “T cells are sort of the core component, adaptive...
  • Pre-existing immunity against the new Coronavirus in the human population.

    08/01/2020 8:16:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pre-existing immunity against the new coronavirus At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was assumed that no immunity against the new coronavirus existed in the population. This was one of the main reasons behind the initial strategy of “flattening the curve” by introducing stay-at-home orders.From March and April onwards, however, the first studies showed that a considerable part of the population already had a certain immunity to the new virus, acquired through contact with earlier coronaviruses (common cold viruses).Further important studies on this topic were published in July: A new study from Germany came to the conclusion that up...
  • Sweden, Which Never Had Lockdown, Sees COVID-19 Cases Plummet as Rest of Europe Suffers Spike

    07/31/2020 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/31/2020 | Soo Kim
    Amid fears over a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus across Europe, new infections in Sweden, where full lockdown measures were not implemented, have mostly declined since late June. The number of new cases per 100,000 people in Sweden reported over the last 14 days since July 29 dropped by 54 percent from the figure reported over 14 days prior to then, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization (WHO). Meanwhile, other parts of Europe have reported large spikes in new cases over the same period, including Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, which...
  • Breakthrough coronavirus test can quickly tell you the strength of your immunity

    07/25/2020 10:50:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BGR ^ | 07/25/2020 | Chris Smith
    A novel coronavirus antibody test kit can provide faster results than existing ones, and it can measure the strength of the immune response to COVID-19 or coronavirus vaccination.The cPass test looks for neutralizing antibodies, which are the proteins that can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and render it useless. The virus won’t be able to infect cells and multiply inside them.The test is already undergoing review with the US Food and Drug Administration and has been approved for use in the European Union and Singapore. How long does COVID-19 immunity last once you survive the illness or...
  • Here’s what you need to know about fading coronavirus antibodies

    07/24/2020 6:20:46 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 23, 2020, | Martin Finucane
    Recent scientific studies have raised concerns and generated headlines after they suggested that antibodies to the coronavirus fade within months. But scientists say the story is more complicated — and less depressing than it seems.... Scott Hensley, a virologist at the University of Pennsylvania, tweeted that a contraction of the immune system after viral infection is “basic immunology.” Shane Crotty, a virologist at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, told The Atlantic, “It’s not unusual to have fading antibody response after several months.” “The drop-off isn’t that surprising. When you look at something like the smallpox vaccine, you see the...
  • Understanding Herd Immunity

    07/21/2020 5:43:45 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 07/14/20 | Chuck Dinerstein
    As we continue to try and “open up,” much is made of herd immunity. Herd immunity was the putative, underlying rationale for some countries to forgo quarantine and lockdowns. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about herd immunity?
  • Without A Real Coronavirus Vaccine, Herd Immunity Is Our Only Hope

    07/21/2020 7:34:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Herd immunity is exactly what the spike in cases indicates is developing, and we need it to continue. Politicians have been reimposing and maintaining lockdowns and mask mandates due to media furor over “spikes” in coronavirus cases. This has happened in 21 states and many more localities, says The New York Times. One of the many problems with this is that the nation needs people to keep getting coronavirus.That’s because coronavirus spread is a natural vaccine that protects those who survive — which is the vast majority — and even those who don’t catch it, through herd immunity. This natural...
  • UCSF scientists: coronavirus immunity only temporary?

    07/17/2020 1:35:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 86 replies
    SF Chronicle via Benecia Independent ^ | July 17th, 2020 | by Peter Fimrite
    Disturbing new revelations that permanent immunity to the coronavirus may not be possible have jeopardized vaccine development and reinforced a decision by scientists at UCSF and affiliated laboratories to focus exclusively on treatments. Several recent studies conducted around the world indicate that the human body does not retain the antibodies that build up during infections, meaning there may be no lasting immunity to COVID-19 after people recover. Strong antibodies are also crucial in the development of vaccines. So molecular biologists fear the only way left to control the disease may be to treat the symptoms after people are infected to...