What is a Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known for containing strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds.
In humans they’re typically spread via airborne droplets of fluid produced by infected individuals.
Of the seven coronaviruses kown to infect humans, four spread with seasonal regularity, causing anything from mild cold-like symptoms to flu-like discomforts.
A few more notable strains, including SARS-CoV-2 (responsible for COVID-19), and those responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), can cause death in humans. The cause of death is complex, though is typically the result of heightened immune responses causing damage in multiple systems throughout the body.
This is known as a cytokine storm .
First described in detail in the 1960s, the coronavirus gets its name from a distinctive corona or ‘crown’ of sugary-proteins that projects from the envelope surrounding the particle. Encoding the virus’s make-up is the longest genome of any RNA-based virus – a single strand of nucleic acid roughly 26,000 to 32,000 bases long.
Origin of the Virus(hint:it was NOT transmitted from a bat to a human)
Dr. Steven Quay and Richard Muller made the assertion Sunday in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal and based it on the genomic sequencing patterns of COVID-19 and large discrepancies in its genetic diversity compared to the other coronaviruses responsible for SARS and MERS.
Genomes are like a blueprint for a factory that makes cells, in which the genome or blueprint dictates the ways in which cells make proteins. Each genome consists of three letters and there are 64 letters in total that represent the 20 different amino acid types. Genomes consist of three letters in combination that make a “word.” An example of this system can be seen in arginine, which is a “word” used to supercharge viruses that has six variations, said Quay and Muller. Each cell has its own preference for which word it likes to use.
For COVID-19, the genome sequencing pattern is “CGG-CGG,’’ which is one of 36 different possible patterns. The “C” in the sequence stands for cytosine, which is one of the four base chemicals in DNA along with guanine which is the “G” in the sequence.
The scientific evidence points to the conclusion that the virus was developed in a laboratory,” said Quay and Muller. The researchers base this conclusion on the presence of a double CGG sequence, which they said is evidence of gene splicing along with low levels of genetic diversity during the outbreak.
Dr Fauci knew. He’s responsible for the funding of GOF (Gain of Function)research at the WUHAN lab. The coronavirus was intended to be a bio-weapon. He lied to the President & to the public and was eventually exposed. Why is he still at the CDC? Why did Biden rejoin the WHO when they covered for the CCP and lied to the public as well. Eventually they were exposed. It’s a little hard to cover up a pandemic. People start asking questions. What they’re saying here is that you can see this particular sequence in the Coronavirus. It has not been found in nature. It doesn’t mean it’s not out there but to date it’s never been found there. It’s highly likely it was created in a lab and with the WUHAN lab being funded for GOF viruses, BINGO! This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s provable FACT.
What is Herd Immunity?
Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.
What percentage of a community needs to be immune in order to achieve herd immunity? It varies from disease to disease. The more contagious a disease is, the greater the proportion of the population that needs to be immune to the disease to stop its spread.
There are two main paths to herd immunity for COVID-19 — infection and vaccines.
Herd immunity can be reached when enough people in the population have recovered from a disease and have developed protective antibodies against future infection. The United States is using a combined approach.
What the Mayo clinic is saying here is that you could achieve herd immunity without a vaccine at all. Enough people would have to get infected to get there. You can’t recover from a disease unless you get it first. Consider the implications in what they are saying. They mention the people that recover and have developed antibodies. What is not said here is the number of people that would get infected and NOT recover. Herd immunity would be achieved eventually but you’d have to be willing to accept a mortality rate you probably wouldn’t care to imagine. This is why the United States is taking a combined approach. I’m not sure we’re at the percentage of the population needed to achieve herd immunity yet. If the general public would be willing to accept the consequences of achieving herd immunity without a vaccine that’s the way we could go. I’m not trying to fear monger. Just the facts. It is what it is. It’s a shame it ever happened; Pres Trump is right in saying the CCP should be held responsible for paying reparations. Fauci needs fired or be forced to resign and the WHO needs to be told to take a leap.IMHO we don’t know enough about the virus yet. There’s a lot of data that still needs analyzed. It takes collecting it first.
Experts estimate that in the U.S., 70% of the population — more than 200 million people — would have to recover from COVID-19 to halt the pandemic.https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/herd-immunity-and-coronavirus/art-20486808
Development of Vaccines
While documenting a robust antiviral immune response to SARS-CoV-2, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology have found that the body’s immune system can recognize SARS-CoV-2 in many ways.
The study involved a group of 20 recovered COVID-19 patients. Scientists believe that measuring immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is vital for understanding COVID19 and vaccine development.
Alessandro Sette, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, said, “If we had seen only marginal immune responses, we would have been concerned, but what we see is a very robust T cell response against the spike protein, which is the target of most ongoing COVID-19 efforts, as well as other viral proteins. These findings are excellent news for vaccine development.”
Shane Crotty, Ph.D., at La Jolla Institute for Immunology, said, “All efforts to predict the best vaccine candidates and fine-tune pandemic control measures hinge on understanding the immune response to the virus. People were anxious that COVID-19 doesn’t induce immunity, and reports about people getting re-infected reinforced these concerns, but knowing now that the average person makes a solid immune response should largely put those concerns to rest.”
In their previous study, scientists used bioinformatics tools to forecast which fragments of SARS-CoV-2 are capable of activating human T cells. In this study, they determined if T cells isolated from adults who had recovered from COVID-19 without significant problems, recognized the predicted protein fragments, or so-called peptides, from the virus itself.
Scientists pooled the peptides into two big groups: The first so-called mega-pool included peptides covering all proteins in the viral genome apart from SARS-CoV-2’s “spike” protein. The second mega-pool mainly focused on the spike protein that dots the surface of the virus, since almost all of the vaccines under development right now target this coronavirus spike protein.
This is all i know about the development of the vaccines so far. The article is based on one study. While the information is good, i would have to read other studies to see how accurate it is and if they’ve learned more since this study was done. Some of the information here is easy enough to understand. Some of it is too far over my head-but it’s a good start to find information that breaks it down for the average person to understand. Mind you i am NOT trying to encourage anyone to get a vaccine. The truth is,for now at least,it’s all we’ve got. I always recommend forgetting what you’ve read on the internet no matter how accurate it might be and talking to your family doctor instead. We don’t make medical decisions based on internet information or information from the government. The vaccine may or may not be safe for you. The vaccine may or may not be necessary for you. Your own doctor knows your medical history. He/ she can answer any questions or concerns you have too. Make up your own mind what is best for YOUR situation. i’m only posting articles for information and understanding-NOT provide information to base medical decisions on. I am saying that these vaccines are all we’ve got-wish we had better- to help us get to herd immunity, short of thinning the herd out real fast and dramatically.