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  1. Hip

    Universal RNA interference (RNAi) vaccine effective against all strains of a virus

    Universal vaccine may be effective against any variant of any virus Study: Live-attenuated virus vaccine defective in RNAi suppression induces rapid protection in neonatal and adult mice lacking mature B and T cells
  2. nerd

    Commentary: COVID-19 variants as moving targets and how to stop them by glycoengineered whole-virus vaccines

    Author: Uri Galili, Department of Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA Published: July 25, 2021 PMID: 34304693 doi: 10.1080/21505594.2021.1939924 Preview
  3. nerd

    Neuro-COVID long-haulers exhibit broad dysfunction in T cell memory generation and responses to vaccination

    This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. Lavanya Visvabharathy, Barbara Hanson, Zachary Orban, Patrick H. Lim, Nicole Palacio, Rishi Jain, Eric Michael Liotta, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Igor J. Koralnik medRxiv 2021.08.08.21261763 doi: 10.1101/2021.08.08.21261763 Summary
  4. nerd

    Natural Immunity lasts longer than BioNTech vaccination immunity of less than 5 months

    This has been asked in other posts because users were uncertain whether and when to get vaccinated after a natural infection. The newest data from Israel shows good and long protection from natural immunity, and also when the third shot will be necessary for the BioNTech vaccine, i.e. after 4-5...
  5. nerd

    The Latest Long Hauler Research From Dr. Bruce Patterson

    Since they finally seem to have their first paper published soon, this time for real, hopefully, I'd like to discuss this latest update. Their main point for the symptomology is angiogenesis and vasodilation. This also happens in MCAS and CFS/ME, though. This is why histamine-induced symptoms...
  6. Hipsman

    Long Covid is a missed opportunity to show that vaccines are important even for those who think that if they get covid - it will be mild.

    Title says it all. Some think that if they are healthy in their 20s, then they don’t need the vaccine, because it will be like another cold for them. Most of long haulers had mild covid, so it would be a good argument for officials to make on why it’s important to take the vaccine even for the...
  7. Stretched

    A cure if COVIDS vaccines are similar in effect to polio vaccines?

    This is a casual hypothesis based on the etiology of MECFS, and the possibly the treatment for the polio virus. The illness is now regarded as neurological in expression, possibly mediated by some virus, as yet unproved. After-the-fact, in more recent years it has been likened to varying...