This is encouraging news about COVID immunity.

In some alternative reality, the Western world is having an intelligent, informed, science-based discussion about biology and the appropriate measures to take against COVID-19.  In that world, an article like this, by Joseph Mercola in the Epoch Times, isn’t limited to a relatively unknown publication but is being widely discussed on all forms of major media and acknowledged by government officials:

The antibodies declined in the first months after infection, as should be expected, then leveled off to about 10% to 20% of the maximum concentration detected. In a commentary on the study, Andreas Radbruch and Hyun-Dong Chang of the German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin explained:

“This is consistent with the expectation that 10–20% of the plasma cells in an acute immune reaction become memory plasma cells, and is a clear indication of a shift from antibody production by short-lived plasma cells to antibody production by memory plasma cells. This is not unexpected, given that immune memory to many viruses and vaccines is stable over decades, if not for a lifetime.”

Of course, we shouldn’t go too far in the other direction and should acknowledge that much remains unknown, but the idea that no information outside the rah-rah vaccination line should be recognized is bizarre.

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