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New COVID Study Shows T-Cell, B-Cell Immunity Lasts longer Than Antibodies

One of the key pillars of the official narrative on both COVID-19 and vaccines is that humans cannot achieve natural herd immunity on their own. According to their ‘trusted official’ narrative, only a medical or pharmaceutical intervention can deliver the human race back to ‘normal life as we once knew it.’ Unfortunately, this notion does not square at all with what real science is telling us.

Part of the official deception on COVID-19 relies on keeping to public focusing only on the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) – which only measures known positive cases from COVID tests (which are highly unreliable), and not on the total Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) – which will always be much lower than the CFR because the IFR is based population’s sero-prevalence, or antibody averages. In the US, such estimates typically around 4% average (globally, this may be on the lower end of estimates for defined regional areas) based on US academic and CDC serology surveys.

As 21WIRE has reported many times over the past few months, the true Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for COVID-19 would likely drop even further once you factor in T-Cell immunity – a variable which has already been confirmed in multiple studies found here, here and here, to name only a few.

This latest study further destroys the unfounded, pseudo-science claims made by governments and their sponsors in Big Pharma and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – that a vaccine ‘panacea’ is the only path to herd immunity against COVID-19.

The UK Telegraph reports…

Scientists are growing increasingly confident about the human immune response to SARS-CoV-2 after studies showed antibodies provide “real-world” protection against the virus and cellular immunity may be long-lasting, even in mild cases.  

A study of a Covid-19 outbreak on a Seattle fishing boat involving more than 100 sailors has all but proven that antibodies provide protection against re-infection. Meanwhile, an encouraging body of evidence has found that T and B cells remain in the blood even once antibodies fade.

“This is exactly what you would hope for,” Marion Pepper, an immunologist at the University of Washington and an author on one of the new studies, told The New York Times. “All the pieces are there to have a totally protective immune response.”

“This is very promising,” echoed Smita Iyer, an immunologist at the University of California, Davis “This calls for some optimism about herd immunity, and potentially a vaccine.”

Antibodies have long been thought to protect against reinfection but the first study to use hard real-world evidence was published last week by researchers at the University of Washington.

It tracked the 122 strong crew of a fishing boat operating in the Pacific off the coast of Seattle, Washington. All were tested for both antibodies and the virus before they sailed and after. An outbreak occurred on the vessel and 104 people become infected – an attack rate of 85 per cent.

However, only those without pre-existing antibodies caught the virus. Of the three crew members who had already been exposed to the disease prior to the boat’s departure and had antibodies, none showed evidence of reinfection.

Professor Danny Altmann, of the department of immunology and inflammation at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, said: “While this is a small study, it offers a remarkable, real-life, human experiment at a time when we’ve been short of hard-line, formal, proof that neutralising antibodies genuinely offer protection from re-infection. In short, it’s good news”.

While the findings are welcome news, key questions remain over the human immune responses to the virus – namely around how long such antibodies last. Most studies show they start to fade after just a few months.

However, there is mounting evidence that T cells and B cells, often described as “memory cells”, provide longer-lasting protection…

Continue this story at the Telegraph

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