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It seemed a truth universally acknowledged that the human population had no pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, but is that actually the case? Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses
Even in local areas that have experienced some of the greatest rises in excess deaths during the covid-19 pandemic, serological surveys since the peak indicate that at most only around a fifth of people have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2: 23% in New York, 18% in London, 11% in Madrid.123 Among the general population the numbers are substantially lower, with many national surveys reporting in single digits.
a stream of studies that have documented SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in people without exposure to the virus are raising questions about just how new the pandemic virus really is, with many implications.
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-2.511 A similar study that used specimens from the Netherlands reported T cell reactivity in two of 10 people who had not been exposed to the virus.
originally posted by: frugal
The people standing back six feet, wearing masks all the time, washing their hands, hand sanitizing, wiping tables and carts off with alcohol, severing social ties. People staying out of public will survive this. Others become a ? Nature always wins, unless you alter your behavior and work with it. This the new normal. This has nothing to do with politics, it’s about the old and sick not being trimmed off the population. With herd animals nature controls population all the time. We are just another herd.