South African Covid-19 News and Discussions 3

Lupus

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So went near a post office on Monday, yeah it may as well have been normal, all the people waiting for grants. No masks, no social distancing, sharing food and drinks.
Though it's the RAGE events cause 15 year olds are at them??
 

djbrendan

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Pot kek die.
If these fools hit this country with even lockdown 2 or 3. It's going to fall flat.
 

Brian_G

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Translation for those suspecting mass hype - don't allow obvious crowds where possible, will further expose the lack of emergency.
 

rietrot

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Paulsie

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Herd immunity requires our immune systems to continue producing antibodies as an immune response. Evidence to date so far suggests that this is not the case medium to long term.
What bollocks!!! Immune system produces antibodies to eliminate current threat, after that antibodies stay behind for a while and then diminish. The memory of the attacker stays though - that's real immunity.

Funnily enough - locking down and self-isolating actually theoretically reduces antibodies over time as immune system is not being challenged.
 

noxibox

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Herd immunity requires our immune systems to continue producing antibodies as an immune response. Evidence to date so far suggests that this is not the case medium to long term.
It does not require that. There's plenty of evidence of long term memory in the immune system for this type of virus.

But if you do want to maintain antibodies specifically then regular re-exposure is important.
 

quovadis

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What bollocks!!! Immune system produces antibodies to eliminate current threat, after that antibodies stay behind for a while and then diminish. The memory of the attacker stays though - that's real immunity.

Funnily enough - locking down and self-isolating actually theoretically reduces antibodies over time as immune system is not being challenged.

Unfortunately your opinion and scientific fact suggests otherwise. The studies suggest the immune response is not consistent in terms of an innate or adaptive immune response in the event of re-exposure.
 

noxibox

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It’s about reducing risk of infection not preventing infection. People don’t understand the difference.
Allegedly. But the way they're sold to the public and mandated by law indicates prevention as the driving factor. Plus any reduction in risk is going to be dependent on the mask worn. Nothing stops anyone from using cloth that doesn't block anything or an N95 that is leaking around the edges.
 
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