The Conventional Medical Establishment is trying to "re-educate" us about our immune system. The new medical understanding is that the immune system protects us best only after we have been vaccinated, and even questions whether there is any such thing as "natural immunity".
These are some comments I have seen recently on the Quora website, responses to a question about whether "young children have a natural immunity to Covid-19, even if they do not catch it". What these responses describe appears to be an entirely new understanding of what the immune system is, what it does, and how it does it.
"No human of any age has immunity until infected or vaccinated."
"I don't think they could have any natural immunity....."
"No. No one has any immunity to COVID 19. We/Humans have never had it before; therefore, we have never developed any immunity."
"No, Next question please".
"One cannot have a “natural” immunity to a non-preexisting entity. First, one has to be exposed."
"No. To have an immune response to a specific virus your immune system has to see the virus, either by catching ir or being vaccinated against it...."
" No. There is no such thing as “natural immunity”.
"There is no natural immunity".
"The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is novel to the human race, so no one is immune to it, especially children."
"No human has 'natural immunity' until they are infected and their immune system responds."
"No, haven't you seen any local news? The hospitals are filled with children with Covid.
Most of the responses the questioner received were in the same vein. To date the questioner has received 53 similar responses. Perhaps this should not come as too much of a surprise. During the Covid-19 pandemic conventional medical 'experts' have been given free-rein, both by government and the mainstream media (MSM), to inform us about this entirely new understanding of our immune systems.
"We have no immunity, we are all at risk, we all need the vaccine" has become part of the official narrative being incessantly forced on us.
Only vaccines can safe us from Covid-19!
So what you will now hear from me will be described by the conventional medical establishment as disinformation! However, I will quote only from conventional medical websites to describe what we used to believe the immune system is, and what it does. This 'misinformation', for examples, is taken from the John Hopkins Medicine website.
"The immune system protects your child's body from outside invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins (chemicals produced by microbes). It is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins that work together. There are two main parts of the immune system:
- The innate immune system, which you are born with.
- The adaptive immune system, which you develop when your body is exposed to microbes or chemicals released by microbes."
THE ACQUIRED IMMUNE SYSTEM. The acquired immune system, with
help from the innate system, produces cells (antibodies) to protect your
body from a specific invader. These antibodies are developed by cells
called B lymphocytes after the body has been exposed to the invader. The
antibodies stay in your child's body. It can take several days for
antibodies to develop. But after the first exposure, the immune system
will recognize the invader and defend against it. The acquired immune
system changes throughout your child's life." (also from the JHM website, with my emphasis).
The JHM website only then adds that "immunizations train your
child's immune system to make antibodies to protect him or her from
harmful diseases." It is almost an after-thought. But it is an after-thought that does not explain why the child's immune system should not work; why it should fail in its primary task; or what has compromised our 'natural immunity' so that we need vaccines.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases describes the function of the immune system as follows"
"The overall function of the immune system is to prevent or limit infection..... The immune system can distinguish between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells by recognizing a variety of "danger" cues called danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs). Cells may be unhealthy because of infection or because of cellular damage caused by non-infectious agents like sunburn or cancer. Infectious microbes such as viruses and bacteria release another set of signals recognized by the immune system called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs)."
Let's try one more description of the immune system this time described by the NCBI, the National Centre for Biotechnology Information .
"The immune system has a vital role: it protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you ill. It is made up of various organs, cells and proteins. As long as your immune system is running smoothly, you don’t notice that it’s there. But if it stops working properly - because it’s weak or can't fight particularly aggressive germs - you get ill. Germs that your body has never encountered before are also likely to make you ill. Some germs will only make you ill the first time you come into contact with them. These include childhood diseases like chickenpox."
- to fight disease-causing germs (pathogens) like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi,
- to remove them from the body,
- to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and
- to fight disease-causing changes in the body, such as cancer cells.
This is how the immune system has been understood for a very long time. Thucydides, an Athenia historian and general, said this about acquired immunity in 430bce, during the Athenian Plague.
"Yet it was with those who had recovered from the disease that the sick and the dying found most compassion. These knew what it was from experience and had no fear for themselves; for the same man was never attacked twice - never at least fatally."
So nothing in any of these conventional medical descriptions, pre-Covid-19, talk about the inability of the immune system to recognise new, or strange viruses, whether artificially produced in a Chinese laboratory, or not. They do not support what conventional medicine now seems to be saying. To the contrary, we have been told, and we have been aware for many millenia, that the immune system is designed to protect us against 'foreign substances'.
Nowhere, in any of these descriptions, is it suggested that we have NO immunity UNTIL we have CAUGHT the infection; and certainly not UNTIL we have been vaccinated.
- So who is spreading disinformation?
- Has conventional medicine been wrong about the immune system for centuries - until now? If so, where is the science?
- Or perhaps our former understanding of innate and acquired immunity (= natural immunity?) does not lead to the financial rewards that 'vaccine acquired' immunity provides for the pharmaceutical industry?
I do not know who the young person was who asked the question. But the responses he/she received will have left him/her in little doubt that he/she was completely unprotected against the Covid-19 virus, and that he/she would either have to subject himself/herself to the virus, or get the vaccine.
Of course the immune system does not protect everyone from everything; if it could do that no-one would ever be ill. We have known this for a long time too. But the problem is not the immune system - it is our treatment and abuse of our immune system. If we eat badly, if we don't exercise properly, if we smoke, if we drink to access, if we take pharmaceutical drugs, et al., we can undermine, or compromise our immune system. When we abuse our bodies our immune system will not function so well; it will not give us the protection it should; we will succumb to illness.
The Covid-19 narrative has, at least (and to a very limited extent) been honest about this. We have been told that those people most at risk of infection, hospitalisation and death are people with compromised immune systems. However, the narrative has never gone on to develop this further. Conventional medicine should have been telling us how best we can support natural immunity but it has signally failed to do so.
- It has never told people what they can do to support and strengthen their immune systems - in terms of nutrition, exercise and life-style choices.
- It has never offered people tests that can assess the strength of their immunity (although I believe such tests do exist).
- It has never told people who have strong immune systems that they could/should carry on their lives, normally, through the pandemic - in order to keep social life moving.
- The official narrative certainly never mentioned that people with "underlying health conditions" were often people who have a history of taking pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines for other illnesses, and that taking these drugs could have compromised their immune system.
- We have never been told that people who had had limb and organ transplantation, and other people taking "immuno-suppressant" drugs (that is, pharmaceutical drugs that intentionally compromise our natural immunity) were most at risk from the Covid-19 virus.
So the pharmaceutical industry might want to promote their vaccines. It might want to downplay the importance of innate and acquired immunity - natural immunity. It might want to suggest that vaccine immunity is best.
But nobody needs to believe this blatant promotional sales pitch!
Natural immunity is alive and well; and unless we abuse it it will continue to protect us from most infections, and keep us well, just as it has always done.