From the very onset of this Covid-19 virus we had "medical professionals" calling for a vaccine and wouldn't ya know it, in just a few months, one is now in the testing phase and almost ready to be dispensed into the fleshy part your upper arm. I know that many people are so anxious to take this shot and feel like, all is well once this vaccine comes out. But some issues seem to be in extreme conflict with this vaccine and the natural antibodies one builds after infection. Let's just take a look...
SURLEY GOOGLE KNOWS!
The first thing we need to know are basics of how a vaccine works. So let's ask Google to drive us over to the god of all medical questions & answers; THE CDC! I am just going to shout out the basics here, but please feel free to research on your own. Everything in the paragraph below is directly quoted from the CDC page on Vaccines. Bold emphasis mine...for emphasis. 😉
"Macrophages are white blood cells that swallow up and digest germs, plus dead or dying cells. The macrophages leave behind parts of the invading germs called antigens. The body identifies antigens as dangerous and stimulates antibodies to attack them. B-lymphocytes are defensive white blood cells. They produce antibodies that attack the antigens left behind by the macrophage
T-lymphocytes are another type of defensive white blood cell. They attack cells in the body that have already been infected."
Ok, now that we know how these killer cells work, let's move on. The CDC explains that an "IMITATION" of a virus is created. Yep, they said, imitation and repeated that word several times. Kinda makes it sound like it is NOT REAL, because it shouldn't make you sick.
"Once the imitation infection goes away, the body is left with a supply of“memory” T-lymphocytes, as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that disease in the future. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination." ~CDC
So class, everyone got that? Next is the types of vaccines: Live, attenuated vaccines, Inactivated vaccines and Toxoid vaccines and a couple others not pertinent to this discussion. I want to focus on the Live vaccines for this discussion because it makes a valuable point regarding, the point I am attempting to make...once I make it that is.
"Live, attenuated vaccines fight viruses and bacteria. These vaccines contain a version of the living virus or bacteria that has been weakened so that it does not cause serious disease in people with healthy immune systems. Because live, attenuated vaccines are the closest thing to a natural infection, they are good teachers for the immune system. Examples of live, attenuated vaccines include measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. Even though they are very effective, not everyone can receive these vaccines. Children with weakened immune systems—for example, those who are undergoing chemotherapy—cannot get live vaccines."
Hmmm, ok, I think we all knew this, or at least I hope MOST of us understand that actually contracting an infection and then recovering is generally better than using a weaken "imitation" of the natural virus...as far as T-lymphocytes, as well as B-lymphocytes are concerned. Although for diseases like Polio and Smallpox and toxins like Tetanus I would 100% opt for a vaccine indue of getting the virus! I am not a scientist, but I think this is simply basic biology...Much easier to understand that the eye color, recessive/dominate gene stuff we had to learn and graph in the 10th grade! Alrighty then, now we have a good, basic understanding of how a vaccine works. If you don't, do some extra research and I will give you bonus points.
We must presume that when making a vaccine, say for, ummm...THE COVID, the majority of Medical "professionals" would be on the same page. Right? The WHO, the CDC, all those smart folks in Colleges with that beautiful ivy creeping up the walls...they would all, or at least, most, would agree that once someone who was infected with THE COVID that those awesome, killer cells would be doing their thing, and then that person would be left with antibodies, or those memory cells that make antibodies, in case THE COVID ever tried to visit that person again. To create a vaccine, to allow those inoculated to build these immunities, all these scientists MUST agree that a previously infected but recovered person would have immunity. THAT IS THE ENTIRE POINT OF CREATING A VACCINE! Especially a vaccine that so many people are anticipating and expecting to work, because all they have heard from the medical community and the media is that a VACCINE will work, we need one and we need it fast!
But what are those "professionals" really saying to us?
"Some countries want to issue "immunity passports" for people who have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, called the SARS-CoV-2. People with these "passports" would be allowed to go back to work and travel because they're supposedly immune to the virus. But health experts don't yet know whether we really do become immune to COVID-19 after we're infected. And if we do become immune, we don't know how long that might last." ~webmd
"Whether the presence of detectable but low concentrations of viral RNA after clinical recovery represents the presence of potentially infectious virus is unknown. Based on experience with other viruses, it is unlikely that such persons pose an important infectious risk to others. However, whether this is true for SARS-CoV-2 infection has not been definitively established... The immune response, including duration of immunity, to SARS-CoV-2 infection is not yet understood. Patients infected with other beta coronaviruses (MERS-CoV, HCoV-OC43), the genus to which SARS-CoV-2 belongs, are unlikely to be re-infected shortly (e.g., 3 months or more) after they recover. However, more information is needed to know whether similar immune protection will be observed for patients with COVID-19." CDC Updated Aug. 4th, 2020
"Ultimately, researchers are still uncertain about what level of long-term immune memory is sufficient to protect against future coronavirus infection, and how long it takes for the immune system to drop below that level. It's not even clear whether someone with immunity could spread the coronavirus to others while fighting off a second infection." Livescience.com--May 11, 2020
"Conventional vaccines use weak or inactive versions of a virus to produce an immune response and protective antibodies. Newer types, known as DNA or RNA vaccines, hope to use genetic information from the virus to achieve the same result. But if natural antibodies decrease so quickly, how long will antibodies that are produced as a response to a vaccine last? As vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be approved, we have a way to go before we find out." DW.com
CONFLICTING OPINIONS ABOUND!
It appears that there are those (professionals) who claim they have NO IDEA as to how long a recovered Covid patient has immunities against reinfection and there are those who emphatically claim, about 3 months. Some state that a vaccine is better and sturdier than the antibodies created in a Covid natural infection while others claim that idea is not scientific...it goes on and on. But the irony is that so many Doctors, Scientists and PH.d's can disagree about antibodies, immunity and the chance of reinfection, while NO has a accurate, factual answer. BUT they can't have a differing of opinion when it come to treating THE COVID with hydroxychloroquine! I mean come on, you all smart people can't agree on much regarding antibodies or COVID immunities regarding those who have recovered, but the majority of you Scientists and Medical Journal writers will do ANYTHING to discredit, defame, slander and SILENCE and even get people fired from their jobs any Doctor, Scientist, PH.d or clinician who has PROOF that HDQ works and publicly voices that reality! Why is that? And yet, you are all putting your money on a unproven vaccine in an arena with so many dissenting voices.
SO BACK TO MY BYLINE: WHY A MASK FOR A RECOVERED COVID PERSON?
We all understand that a vaccine is not really an "imitation" of a virus as the CDC states in sophomoric terms, it is the real virus, dead or alive but weakened, or in its genetic configuration. It is used to MIMIC an actual, natural infection so your body will build antibodies and immunities to said virus, and in this case, the Coronavirus. Now I repeat, I am not one of these brilliant scientifically educated and credentialed people who are in disagreement regarding immunities, antibodies, duration, stability etc. But, I am smart enough to put two and two together and it would seem logical to me that if you have recovered from THE COVID a mask is unnecessary as you would have antibodies, just like the concept of the VACCINE THEY ARE PUSHING ON US! If "THEY" (and you know who they are) and all the maskholes out there are so confident a vaccine will provide immunities then it stands to reason that recovered cv-19 people has them as well. I will say it again…THIS IS THE ENTIRE PREMISE OF A VACCINE!
MY FAVORITE UN-ANSWER TO AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.
"Yes. It is recommended that all persons, with a few exceptions, wear cloth face coverings in public. The primary purpose of cloth face coverings is to limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from infected persons who may be infectious but do not have clinical symptoms of illness or may have early or mild symptoms that they do not recognize. Cloth face coverings may provide reassurance to others in public settings and be a reminder of the need to maintain social distancing. However, cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used instead of a respirator or a facemask to protect a healthcare worker." ~cdc.gov (bold emphesis mine)
Ok, I don't see a “WHY” here, just a “YES”. Now considering that there has not been one authenticated case of reinfection, yet, just false positives or the test picking up dead parts of the virus that was throwing a positive, but no one who has fully recovered and then became reinfected and symptomatic again. So, here we have the CDC showing ZERO faith in a vaccine if a recovered person has no antibodies. And then there is NO reason to donate your COVID plasma if a mask is still recommended. BUT WAIT, What does that little paragraph really say? First it appears to claim that a cloth face covering is protection against THE COVID, but then...
"Cloth face coverings may provide reassurance to others in public settings and be a reminder of the need to maintain social distancing. However, cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used instead of a respirator or a facemask to protect a healthcare worker."
WHAT? THE? HECK? Come on people!
"No one knows as of yet if reinfection occurs after one has recovered. There have been people who have tested positive after habing a negative test but the concenses is wither a faulty test or more commonly the test picking up parts of the dead virus. We’d love to think that we’re basically ‘one and done’ with this virus, so that you’re infected with the virus, you develop antibodies, and the next time you encounter the virus, it takes it and removes it from your body and preemptively clears it so you’re not infected. The reality is we still don’t know as of yet...Questions remain as to whether or not reinfection can occur, how often, and how severe symptoms are with reinfection. Only time will tell, unfortunately.” ~Jeffrey Shaman, Ph.D --physiciansweekly.com
So folks, we are in a time of extreme political ploys and utter confusion to downright silencing opposing, expert medical opinions that are being passionately espoused to HELP SAVE LIVES! But what I do know for sure is that I AM NOT GOING TO COMPLY AND WEAR A MASK! I don't feel I need to "reassure-others in public settings" nor do I think that I need to wear a mask to "REMIND" people to “social distance”! It is not my job to reassure or remind anyone of anything, except my husband and children! The CDC said it right there..."however cloth face coverings are not personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used instead of a respirator or a facemask to protect a healthcare worker." WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY?