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originally posted by: litterbaux
Hello ATS readers and contributers,
I would like more information on the case of antibodies vs vaccines. I would like to preface this conversation by saying if you were tested positive for Covid-19 you may or may not have the antibodies. The test used has a fail rate, some folks believe this fail rate is high and some don't. That aspect does not matter, there is a fail rate for all tests so if you have not tested positive for the antibodies directly, you may not have had Covid-19 and the subsequent antibodies.
Moving on, lets talk about mutations. We need a yearly flu shot as the virus has several variants and we try to predict the one that will be prominent. This will most likely be the case for Covid-19 as well. This being said, the Covid-19 shot will be a yearly or semi annual shot moving forward. I think everyone expects this to be true.
Main point. We have a very wide subset of society on this site. My one question is, if your body has created antibodies for this virus on it's own, which through that process tried several different approaches to defeat the virus, would antibodies be a more effective solution to the problem rather than a vaccine? Furthermore, if you have the antibodies what benefit does the vaccine provide? We know the virus is going to mutate and the vaccine is going to change year over year. The day before your vaccine is the most vulnerable you are going to be.
What say you ATS? If you have the antibodies, is there a reason to get the vaccine?
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: 1947boomer
Great explanation of the various vaccines.
Now we just need for someone to give a rational, scientific reason to vaccinate people who have already had the disease.
And a sane and logical, and scientific reason not to ask or test for antibodies before subjecting humans to this, as yet, experimental vaccine.
originally posted by: RussianSpy
The virus is less than 1% fatal, probably even half of that. I think my wife and I had it for a week maybe, runny nose and were tired for a day or two then it went away, that was I believe over a year ago? I think the human immune system is where it's at on this man-manipulated virus and cure.
If this were the bubonic plague vaccine after a pandemic for that...well... I'd most certainly take that that one haha!