The Telegraph continues to present itself as a newspaper of responsibility. Today they published this, which is Gilbert and Sulliavan pure comedy, with cod “science’ from Rockefeller University (where else?). It is also giving comfort to criminals and those still naive enough to think there is a shred of integrity left in the mass media. Any of its readers who have not been banned like me show their reaction in the comments if you have the stamina to look!
“Have you got ‘superhuman immunity’?
Getting double-jabbed after Covid infection may turbo-charge the immune system – and even provide a lasting defence against future variants By Leah Hardy 9 September 2021 • 5:00am
In late May, Lucy, a 31-year-old retail manager, developed a cough and fever after a night out and subsequently tested positive for Covid. Now fully recovered, she admits she considered not bothering with the vaccination when it was offered to her. “By that point, I thought I was probably immune anyway,” she explains.
Meanwhile Ellen, 50, like her husband Mike, 52, is fully vaccinated, but was shocked to discover that they had both brought Covid home with them from their Cornish holiday last month. “I thought we were protected after our jabs,” she says. “Yet we felt wiped out for a week. We did wonder if there was any point in getting the jabs at all?”
The answer to that question now appears to be an unequivocal yes. There is growing scientific evidence that infection plus a double vaccination confers a kind of “superhuman immunity”. People like Lucy (who had the vaccine) and Ellen may now have a form of superimmunity that not only beats the current protection offered by either vaccination or infection on their own, but may even offer a lasting defence against all future variants.
Researchers have discovered that after a prior Covid infection and two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, some people’s immune systems ramp up to produce a vast number of “flexible” antibodies that appear to be able to respond well to many forms of coronaviruses – including future potential variants. The researchers call this “superhuman immunity” or “hybrid immunity”. The US research only looked at the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations because they don’t have AstraZeneca.
In a study published last month, Paul Bienasz, a virologist at Rockefeller University, and his colleagues found antibodies in these individuals that can strongly neutralise the six variants of concern tested, including Delta and Beta, as well as several other viruses related to SARS-CoV-2.
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