For whatever reasons, governments and mainstream media rely heavily on pseudoscience and distortion in a collectively determined quest to promote fear and anxiety. Nevertheless serious scientific research marches on unabated. Eventually the global consensus will have to move with this serious evidence, away from the fear and doom mongering. Preferably soon so that some of the carnage can be undone.
Some research-based conclusions about Covid-19 in the scientific literature are below. These were provided to me by Mark Ready, a Cambridge educated scientist, RAF fast jet pilot and more recently commercial aircraft pilot. An astute natural sciences graduate versed in maths, physics, physiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry, Mark scrutinises the evidence and works hard to inject sense into the pandemic discourse.
“We also report analysis of SARS-CoV-2 human CD4 and CD8 T-cell epitope data, identifying 1400 different reported SARS-CoV-2 epitopes and revealing discrete immunodominant regions of the virus and epitopes that are more prevalently recognized.”
Translated: the variants are not able to dodge human immune responses. In: SARS-CoV-2 Human T cell Epitopes: adaptive immune response against COVID-19, Cell Host and Microbe, 21 May 2021
“Overall, the results demonstrate that CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses in convalescent COVID-19 subjects or COVID-19 mRNA vaccinees are not substantially affected by mutations found in the SARS-CoV-2 variants.”
Translated: the human immune system is not tricked by any of the variants. In: Reconciling estimates of global spread and infection fatality rates of Covid-19: an overview of systematic evaluations, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 26 March 2021
“Indeed, it has also been demonstrated that high frequencies of uninfected individuals mount preexisting cross-reactive T cell immune responses to SARS-CoV-2.”
Translated: even if you haven’t knowingly had an infection, you likely have immunity against Covid. In: Cross-reactive antibody immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in children and adults, Nature.com on 31 May 2021.
“immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in patients without antibodies can occur if there is a significant T cell immune response”
Translated: A healthy immune system protects you, regardless of whether a laboratory test can detect antibodies. In: Prior COVID-19 protects against reinfection, even in the absence of detectable antibodies, Journal of Infection, 27 May 2021
“patients who recovered from SARS possess long-lasting memory T cells that are reactive to the N protein of SARS-CoV 17 years after the outbreak of SARS in 2003; these T cells displayed robust cross-reactivity to the N protein of SARS-CoV-2.”
Translated: If you have ever had another coronavirus infection, your immune system recognises and protects against Covid-19. In: SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell immunity in cases of COVID-19 and SARS, and uninfected controls, Nature.com on 15 July 2020
“Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 reactive T-cells may often be induced by mild betacoronavirus infections that cause common colds. The finding of SARS-CoV-2-responding T-cells in unexposed subjects has now been reported in several geographic locations.”
Translated: If you ever had another coronavirus infection, your immune system recognises and protects against Covid-19. In: What are the roles of antibodies versus a durable, high-quality T-cell response in protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2?, Science Direct, 11 December 2020
“We demonstrate a range of preexisting memory CD4+ T cells that are cross-reactive with comparable affinity to SARS-CoV-2 and the common cold coronaviruses human coronavirus (HCoV)-OC43, HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63, and HCoV-HKU1.”
Translated: If you ever had a common cold coronavirus infection you have robust immunity against Covid-19. In: Selective and cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 T cell epitopes in unexposed humans, Science, 2 October 2020
“German researchers found that a staggering 81% of individuals had pre-existing T-cells that cross-react with SARS-CoV-2 epitopes.”
Translated: Most of us are already immune. In: Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity?, British Medical Journal, 17 September 2020
“In a study of donor blood specimens obtained in the US between 2015 and 2018, 50% displayed various forms of T cell reactivity to SARS-CoV-2.”
Translated: Immunity against the Covid-19 virus was present in US populations at least six years ago. In: Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity?, British Medical Journal, 17 September 2020
“Importantly, SARS-CoV- 2-specific T cells were detectable in antibody-seronegative family members and individuals with a history of asymptomatic or mild COVID-19.”
Translated: Most of us are already immune. In: Robust T cell immunity in convalescent individuals with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19, BioXRiv, 29 June 2020
“Many people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 will 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-19“.
Translated: No need to get vaccinated if you’ve had Covid already. In: Had COVID? You’ll probably make antibodies for a lifetime, Nature 27 May 2021
“COVID-19 patients had a striking expansion of antibody-producing plasmablasts, with evidence of clonal cells in this cluster. However, we did not detect plasmablasts in circulation of individuals immunized with SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine.”
Translated: Natural immunity is more robust than vaccine-induced immunity. In: Discrete immune response signature to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination versus infection, MedRXiv 21 April 2021
“These results suggest that following a typical case of mild COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cells not only persist but continuously differentiate in a coordinated fashion, into a state characteristic of long-lived, self-renewing memory.”
Translated: Natural immunity, even from mild infections, is long lasting and robust. In: Protracted yet coordinated differentiation of long-lived SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+T cells during COVID-19 convalescence, BioRXiv, 29 April 2021
“Childhood immune responses are particularly important, as they form the initial memory B cell pool that shapes future responses. We find that children have higher frequencies of convergent B cell clones in their blood for pathogens they have encountered“.
Translated: Children have robust protection via their unique immune responses. In: Shared B cell memory to coronaviruses and other pathogens varies in human age groups and tissues, Science, 14 May 2021
“In contrast to other respiratory viruses children have less severe symptoms when infected with SARS-CoV-2“. In: Why is COVID-19 less severe in children? A review of the proposed mechanisms underlying the age-related difference in severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections, British Medical Journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1 December 2020
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