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The significance of host resistance

It is time to stop our continued self-destruction

In this article for The Telegraph, Dr. Uri Gavish, Prof. Udi Qimron, Prof. Eyal Shahar, Dr. Ifat Abadi-Korek, and Prof. Michael Levitt, five experts in various fields, tells us that it is time to end the panic and our road to self-destruction due to government policies that are based on fear, not science. The authors […]

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The significance of host resistance Integral Theory of Health

Our immune system is the biggest mystery during this coronavirus outbreak

This article written by Dr. John Lee for The Spectator relates to us what is known about viruses, and their role in the evolution and development of life. He says that all coronaviruses, being RNA viruses, predates life itself. And as all of life have developed alongside RNA viruses, our bodies have evolved with the […]

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Study: Some parts of UK are nearing herd immunity

A new study published by the British Medical Journal says that more people may have COVID-19 antibodies than tests show. In an interview with The Week, a member of the research team, Dr. Stephen Burgess of Cambridge University says that current antibody tests are highly selective in what they detect. He says, “It’s possible that […]

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School and Children The significance of host resistance

Prof. Sunetra Gupta: Let children be exposed to viruses

In an interview with the Evening Standard published last September 3, 2020, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford says that she welcomes the return of schoolchildren to the classroom. She adds that children will benefit from being exposed to the novel and other seasonal coronaviruses. She says, “evidence is mounting that early exposure […]

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Herd immunity may be closer than we think

Several experts are now saying that the herd immunity threshold (HIT) for the new coronavirus may be much lower than previously predicted. In this article for The New York Times, Apoorva Mandavilli interviews experts like Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Tom Britton, a mathematician at Stockholm University, […]

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96-year old woman survives COVID-19 in Bacolod City

This article published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports on the startling recovery of Marciana de Asis, 96 years old, from COVID-19. Just two weeks ago, De Asis’ son-in-law, 75, a retired intelligence officer of the Philippine Army had succumbed to the virus. He was also known to be a diabetic. Everyone in their household were swab […]

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Immune memory offers hope for collective immunity

This New York Times article published last August 16, 2020 features a number of scientists saying that immune systems of those infected with the coronavirus can recognize the virus even months after recovery [new studies show that immunity to the virus can last for years, see New study found pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 immunity in general population]. […]

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The significance of host resistance Is it really that deadly?

New study found pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 immunity in general population

Findings of a new study published by Nature suggests that infection and exposure to coronaviruses induces long lasting memory T cells. Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Singapore General Hospital, and the National Centre for Infectious Disease, found SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells […]

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Germ Theory The significance of host resistance

Lockdown and social distancing could make our immune system weaker

In this article for The Daily Mail, author Jack Wright reports on Sunetra Gupta’s theory that prolonged lockdowns and social distancing could actually weaken our immune system. According to Gupta, as people are cocooned inside their homes, they do not develop theory defenses against germs – defenses, she says, which are essential for fighting future […]

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The significance of host resistance Lessons learned

Countries once praised for their handling of pandemic now suffering from “new” outbreaks

In this August 3, 2020 article by Emma Reynolds and Tara John for CNN, we see that several countries are now grappling with increasing infection rates, even with lockdowns and strict social distancing rules. Australia, which relaxed its social distancing measures in July was forced to reinforce lockdowns in early August as it recorded new […]