TWiV 684: Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 immune memory

November 22, 2020

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, and Shane Crotty explains a study of antibodies, B cells and T cells in patients which suggests that immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 might be long-lived.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

Guests: Daniel Griffin and Shane Crotty

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2 comments on “TWiV 684: Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 immune memory

  1. Richard Cornell Nov 22, 2020

    Neanderthals would be blond hair, blue eye person.
    When I was born miracle cures did not exist so as a child I got what ever was going around. Over the decades I have been exposed to colds, flu, and any thing that I need not physical touch to get me sick. I have been exposed to foul air, polluted water and all normal things a person encounters over their life span. Since I have been exposed to these things I wonder how much damage it has done on my body before this COVID-19 came out last year. This virus does a number on older people, while a child can get it they shrug it off as a cold.
    My living outside of a large city could be a factor where I’m not exposed to foul air, gasoline exhaust vapors, or densely population of people who carry mini plagues.
    Still hope that the rest of the population do herd so that me being infected before the vaccine comes does not occur.

  2. Richard Cornell Nov 22, 2020

    If 25% of the US adults believe that the earth is 6000 years old. Then why would they believe that this plague or any plague was real. That the vaccine is made up of a witches brew with bits of human DNA, lizards, Black magic spells and my favorite, a shadow of a puppy dog tail. Oh! Yes and other secrets blends not being put on the ingredients label.
    Either that or the very painful death they will experience hours before their lungs are torn apart and their screams are silent.
    What do you do with fools.

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