“𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 & 𝑒𝑝𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑎 𝑜𝑛 𝐻𝐶𝑜𝑉𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛-𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑖𝑑𝑙𝑦, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒-𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔-𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑑.” 👇🏼
👍🏼 This is in HCoVs such as CoV2, in line with all other observations. NIH paper observing this linked below in comments. 👇🏼
🤦🏻♂️ It stands to reason. We don’t develop a magical bubble around us that prevents virus-laden particles from entering our body once we’ve overcome a primary infection.
After all, about 8% of human genetic material comes from viruses, and we have 40 trillion organisms in our gut and mouth microbiome that have 40x MORE genes than the human genome 🧬!
😲 Whilst the Human Virome is still being explored, it’s likely to be ag least 10x LARGER than our microbiome! 400 trillion bacterial organisms possibly… living amongst our human cells and our bacterial cells (bacteriophages).
🤯 Oh, and viruses are the most abundant biological entities on Earth: There are an estimated 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 quintillion) viruses on earth, making them the most abundant form of life on the planet. In aggregate, they number far more than all other types of organisms combined.
You can’t avoid viruses, nor do you want to
🦠 We will CONSTANTLY be coming into contact with a myriad of viruses all day everyday. An absolute tiny amount may be pathogenic, whilst most will be benign / productive.
🛡 What determines infection is really about how robust your physical barrier and innate defences are, and whether you have any immunologic memory- be it T Cells, B Cells/ Antibodies.
⚕️But even if an infection takes hold, it does NOT mean an infection will lead to disease. Not least because you (the host) needs to be hospitable – ie have a less robust and/or compromised immune system due to diet, lifestyle and environment factors.
🙌🏼 Moreover, as 81% of us seem to have T cell immunity to SARS CoV2 due to cross-immunity from other coronaviruses or recent SARS CoV2 infection, this means disease will be averted as the infection is quickly controlled by our adaptive immune system.
1️⃣ Mass Hyper Scale Testing tells us nothing! SARS CoV2 presence is not important – what’s important is DISEASE prevalence (ie COVID-19, which we don’t test for or clinically diagnose).
2️⃣ Vaccines CANNOT stop the transmission of a virus, nor our interaction with it.
3️⃣ Attempting to manage SARS CoV2 presence and its associated infection through NPI’s such as distancing, lockdowns and masks is a fools errand with no end in sight.
4️⃣ Attempting to eliminate SARS CoV2 through the use of vaccines, again, is a fools errand.
5️⃣ We CAN control the viruses pathogenicity — get HEALTHY as individuals, and develop herd immunity through the 99% who can handle the interaction with Zero or Minimal Effect.
- Scientific paper (09/20) – Immunological characteristics govern the changing severity of COVID-19 during the transition to endemicity
- Nice piece on the Human Virome (05/20)
- Understanding the elements of your Immune System (10/20)
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