posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 02:41 PM
There is a lot of talk about older people, born before 1957, having some sort of immunity against H1N1. In europe they say a lot of people who
contracted the flu back in 1977 are immune. As far as I know off, none of these theories are proven.
So we had the first wave of H1N1. We know it is going to get worse before it gets better during the second wave, the numbers of infected people will
rise towards the end of the summer and so will the death count.
After that, it's all speculation.
But let's say this virus comes back next flu season and it becomes more agressive and deathlier (this is a let's say...)
How does "immunity" plays a roll in all this?
If you had the flu now, will you have immuity to the 3rd wave, next flu season?
Or is it more likely that the virus has mutated that much that no one has the right antibodies for it?
Hypothetically speaking, isn't it better to get the flu now, while it's still 'mild' for most people and hope for antibodies and immunity for when
it comes back ten times worse?
I'm not an expert, so I'd like to hear from people who actually know what they are talking about on this matter.