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Different studies find long-term immunity from COVID-19 possible

The worldwide race for a vaccine is still going on and now there are over 100 COVID-19 vaccines that are going through trials.

Most of these proposed vaccines focus on the use of antibodies, a powerful immune-system weapon, but there are also studies of T-cells that can kill the COVID-19 virus itself.

Antibodies

These are produced by the immune-system in response to the foreign material in the body. 25 antibodies were identified as potentially competent in detecting the COVID-19 virus and binding to its spike protein that allows the virus to infiltrate our cells.

French, and American scientists studied an antibody from a patient infected with SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus in 2003. The antibody candidate, named S309, has been identified to neutralize COVID-19’s infection potential (published in Nature from Swiss).

T-Cells

T-cells are compounds in our immune system that helps us fight some viruses.

According to studies, killer T-cells of COVID-19 positive patients have the potential to both identify and destroy the virus and that these T-cells can also exist to some people who have never been exposed to COVID-19.

Immunologists at the University of La Jolla have also identified the presence of “Helper T-cells”, which sounds an alarm that identifies the target cell and sends biological signals to other immune cells like B-cells and antibodies.

“The immune system sees this virus and mounts an effective immune response,” Alessandro Sette, La Jolla immunologist

Andreas Thiel who was involved with a study in the University Hospital in Berlin also found out that 34% of the blood samples of 68 uninfected people had these same helper and killer T-cells. Thiel suggests that this might be because of a previous exposure to some form of coronavirus.



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    as a medical practioner for 50 years i have found a strong immune system to be the best defense for all viral diseases I have particularly very much success with the use of medicinal cayenne pepper which keeps the blood stream moving so there are no blockages and allows the immune system to strengthen Good diet with lots of vegetables and fruits nuts seeds and lean meats and fish is very important to keep a strong immune system

    i have travelled to the philippines for 10 years now and find the people although sometimes poor are always smiling and happy to be alive

    i hop whatever you choose that it be voluntary and allow people freedom of choice

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