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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:04 PM

2. It depends on the lifetime of memory B cells and the specificity of the antigen.

If I understand the Moderna "vaccine" correctly, given the somewhat deliberately arcane technologies Moderna is said to possess, the vaccine inserts "memory" into cells.

It is not so much that antibodies exist as it is that B cells have the ability to proliferate upon re-exposure to the antigen.

Some memory cells do not last all that long. This is why some vaccines, tetanus for example, require periodic "booster" shots.

I am, however, not an expert in immunology, and my exposure to it is purely peripheral, but nevertheless, this is my general perception.

I did not read the paper to which the "Nature News" article refers. The problem with Covid papers is that they are coming so fast and furious that there hasn't been the resources to review them well. I was certainly burned by the paper, published in a major well respected journal, relevant to my own health, on the advisability of continuing blood pressure medications during Covid infections. The paper was retracted for poor data sources. This does not mean that the opposite of what the paper claimed is true, that BP medicines should be discontinued during active Covid disease, only that the true effects remain unknown.

We believe that rushed science will always succeed, you know, the Manhattan project/Apollo project example. However both of those projects were centrally administered, and the Covid research is more like the wild, wild, wild West.

We have to keep in mind that the asshole in the White House is more fond of game show host's opinions on this disease than he is on the opinion of scientists. The result is tragedy.

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