My friend Donna called to tell me she wasn’t feeling well. She had congestion in her nose, a fever, and was feeling fatigued.
She got tested to see if she had the virus.
It was negative.
She was disappointed.
So, she took another test.
She said, “Damn it! I just want to get this thing and get it over with already!”
I told her my nephew and his wife recently had a fever, congestion and were not feeling well. They got tested and were positive.
They are both in their mid 20’s with no underlying conditions or comorbidity factors.
When my nephew initially informed me about his diagnosis, I said, “Lucky you! Your body will start acquiring the wisdom it needs to protect you now and in the future.”
He said a woman from the CDC called him and told him the exact opposite.
Apparently, she said that after his symptoms subside, he should get the v*accine because he is only protected from one of the strains of the virus, and not the others that will be coming in the future.
The workers making those calls from state and government offices are spreading false information.
I hold no ill-will toward the workers.
I understand that they are literally reading from a script that has been written for them. They are simply doing their job, and that job does NOT include researching medical literature. It only includes reciting the script they’ve been given to read aloud.
I recall listening to a similar script earlier in the year (February 2021). I was contacted by NYS Track and Trace Department when my 15-year nephew tested positive for the virus.
He is living with me and I was the one that took him for his test.
A new person called me every day, for ten days, reciting the same script over and over again, and encouraging me to make my appointment to get the v*accine.
It didn’t matter that I told each of those people that I already had C*ovid ten months prior, and the possibility of being re-infected and falling ill with one of the various variants was slim to none.
According to the medical literature, most recovered patients have been found to have durable, robust, and lasting immunity even after the initial antibodies subside.
“The immune response to natural infection is likely to provide some degree of protective immunity even against SARS-CoV-2 variants because the CD4+ and CD8+ T cell epitopes will likely be conserved. The induction and maintenance of memory B cells and, over time, long-lived plasma cells will continue to furnish higher affinity antibodies if re-exposures occur.”
The call center scripts need to be re-written, otherwise, workers will continue spreading false information and fear that will, in fact, spread like a true plague.
Recently, my sister-in-law bought us tickets to see the Van Gogh Immersive Experience in NYC.
It was totally AWESOME!
Before we arrived she texted, “You guys feel okay? We are all back in masks.”
I said, “Why are you guys back in masks? You already had C*ovid?”
She said, “For the last two days your brother has been reading the Yahoo News and making me crazy!”
OMG! The WORST thing anyone can do is read/watch the news!
The mainstream media, which includes social media, is riddled with sensationalistic fear-mongering nonsense. For the sake of your health and your sanity, avert your eyes and ears from that crap. I covered why in an earlier article here: If you want to improve your health, DON’T watch the news!
My brother Rick is almost 60 and his wife is in her 50’s. They felt like crap for three full weeks when they were diagnosed with the virus, but their 13-year old son barely had a sniffle.
This falls in line with the medical literature about who is most susceptible to catching the virus and experiencing serious symptoms.
“The risk of developing dangerous symptoms increases with age, with those who are age 85 and older at the highest risk of serious symptoms. In the U.S., about 80% of deaths from the disease have been in people age 65 and older. Risks are even higher for older people when they have other health conditions.”
My husband and I had the virus back in the first wave, March/April 2020. We consider ourselves the OG (original gangsters) in my family and have no fear of re-catching it and/or spreading it to anyone else.
An article in the well-researched and respected journal, Nature, explains it this way:
“Many people who have been infected with S*RS-CoV-2 will probably make antibodies against the virus for most of their lives. So suggest researchers who have identified long-lived antibody-producing cells in the bone marrow of people who have recovered from C*VID-19.”
What’s most interesting to me is that on a couple of occasions over the past year and a half when I was exposed to people that were symptomatic and subsequently tested positive for the virus, I have felt a little tingle in my throat and/or itchiness in my eyes, as if a cold was coming. But it never hijacked my body.
I’m wondering if that could have been my immune system mounting an immediate and robust response as it is now familiar with C*ovid and able to knock it out.
That’s the way the body works.
It’s brilliantly designed.
As for my friend, Donna, I hope she gets her wish and becomes one of the lucky ones.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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