Wanted: A Common Goal of Successful Protection Derived from Natural and Vaccinated Immunity
Approximately 1/5th of human’ body cells at birth, or about 20 trillion immune cells, have been present in that number since Adam and Eve had their garden! That natural immune system has been our first line of health defense forever. In 1796, or 325 years ago, Edward Jenner inoculated a boy of 13 with cowpox vaccine virus, demonstrating immunity to smallpox. In 1798 the first vaccine was distributed, being for smallpox. Many beneficial vaccines have been developed and distributed since that time, saving untold lives. The human race is blessed to have both natural body immunity and vaccination immunity, so why show preference of one over the other by government agencies at the federal and international levels in addressing pandemic concerns.
As stated, “natural immunity” inherent in every human has existed for at minimum thousands of years since creation. Vaccine induced immunity has been around for only several hundred years, but the overwhelming majority of publicity and commentary for the past year+ in our pandemic involving COVID-19 from SARS-CoV-2 has emphasized the search for an effective vaccine, with scant attention and even distain by many to our natural or innate immune system and the immunity benefits that natural system can provide.
To adopt a non-scientific moniker, “natural human immunity” common to us all was relegated to being “herd immunity” referring to all humanity as one huge group akin to herds of cows. This natural immune system has the commonality of a group of cells, tissues and organs in a human body miraculously designed to protect the human body against what seeks to harm or kill self. And “natural” is free at birth to attain and begin protecting, while a miracle in design.
No human laboratory anywhere can produce the natural human immune system for any price. You can nourish and protect this amazing collection of health protectors, keeping them normalized through time with proper life style including healthy diet, moderate exercise, good hygiene, adequate rest, minimized stress and nutritional supplementation for normalization when needed.
When this human immune system is confronted with a virus, bacteria, fungus or other pathogen, the immune system recognizes the health invader’s unique name tag or antigen. The innate and then adaptive co-stimulatory immune system responds; with the goal of resolving, repairing and returning the body to good health with minimal damage.
In attempting to accomplish this goal the body on analyzing a health invader as pathogenic or dangerous to our being, makes antibodies to attempt to protect us against attacks. When great numbers of humans are exposed to the misery-making pathogens, antibodies are produced and are present in large numbers of folks to provide protection against future infection. This process has been designated as “herd immunity.” Isn’t it time to expand the focus from just finding a successful vaccine against COVID-19 from SARS-CoV-2, to also providing immunity from any source, vaccine or natural? Human wellness with immunity protection should be paramount as objectives with profits and legal liabilities secondary.
One of the characteristics of a herd of cattle is the brand given to each cow to clarify who is in control of the animal and who has authority over a group of cows with a common brand? Now we want humans with alleged vaccine immunity to be given a brand designated as a “vaccine certificate or passport.” Without some governmentally authority authorizing and providing a certificate an individual has vaccine immunity, an individual can in certain places be denied jobs, transportation, participation, entry, services or much more.
But what about natural, or so-called “herd immunity”? Antibody tests can be given to verify a person having had COVID-19 has virus antibodies present to protect against future infections. Now it is becoming harder and harder to get an antibody test sometimes referred to as an antigen test. Why? The criticism is how long will natural antibodies produced at no cost last as protection against variants/mutations of COVID-19 present and future?
But how long will vaccine produced antibodies last and will they work against future variants? The answer to both is we don’t know conclusively at present, but it is hoped all immunity delivering sources will succeed in the future. The present branding by government-established criteria in the form of vaccine certificates that can be used to deny those with natural immunity certain freedoms, appears to tread on certain inalienable rights to U.S. citizens. Sadly, many are arguing about what is real science and appropriate for the masses without acknowledging proven science both natural and vaccine related. The time is now to focus on the goal of negating and controlling the pandemic causes while providing future protection.
Let’s be clear, vaccines that prevent disease are a good thing, assuming we recognize the risk/reward associated with certain ingredients, ages of those at risk and comorbidities of recipients plus potential side effects. Frankly speaking, let’s continue vaccine programs and research while also being aware of benefits from the amazing natural immune systems given at birth to almost every human; a natural immune system designed to attempt to keep all persons active and strong throughout life to protect life.
Let us hope we can join together in seeking solutions for prevention and rapid recovery from hurtful viruses and other health challenges without any influences other than seeking better immunity from any and all sources for all humans everywhere.