posted on Oct, 19 2021 @ 06:31 PM
a reply to: tamusan
You sound as if you read a lot, and perhaps research vetted medical reports as much as some of us. I have always encouraged people to read and absorb
medical reports; I have had to learn dozens of medical terms in order to fully understand their impact. I find many of the German and British
reports to be useful in that they contain very little hyperbole and no politics. A Pandemic should not ever EVER be politicized, but this one
Your OP references 'herd immunity', which can only be achieved through the "herd" acquiring enough immunity that the disease can not spread. That's
it. Nothing complicated. The Pfizer/Moderna solution reduces the effect of the virus upon a person's body, however still allows transmission and
spread, and thus, intracellular mutation -- the variants. In particular, the Delta and now R1 variants are effective at more than breakthrough
infections, particularly for those six months and more from their initial innoculation.
My OPINION is that we could stand more natural immunity if we want to achieve herd immunity. If that is really the goal. The viral vector vaccines
(J&J, AstraZeneca) will probably be more effective in providing actual immunity, in that they confer T-cell immunity, rather than just decreasing the
effects of the virus upon the system; they utilize a classic adenovirus vector to introduce the spike proteins to the body, much like the seasonal flu
shot and almost every vaccine we've all received all our lives, particularly those in the military.
I truly hope that Oregon leads the way to the good place where every place realizes less deaths, less hospitalizations and a general attenuation of
the effects of the virus. Good luck.