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Common colds train the immune system to recognize COVID-19

 

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Previous infections with common cold viruses can train the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study.

The study, published Aug. 4 in the journal Science, found that immune cells known as T cells that recognize common cold coronaviruses also recognize specific sites on SARS-CoV-2 — including parts of the infamous "spike" protein it uses to bind to and invade human cells.

This existing immune system "memory" may explain why some people have milder COVID-19 infections compared with others; however, the authors stress that this hypothesis is "highly speculative" and requires more research to confirm. That's because it's unknown exactly how big a role T cells play in fighting COVID-19 — T cells are just one part of a complex menagerie of molecules and cells that makes up our immune system.

"We have now proven that, in some people, preexisting T-cell memory against common cold coronaviruses can cross-recognize SARS-CoV-2, down to the exact molecular structures," study co-lead author Daniela Weiskopf, assistant professor at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in La Jolla, California, said in a statement.

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https://www-livescience-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/ www.livescience.com/amp/common-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.livescience.com%2Fcommon-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html 

 

 

This is interesting, not proven but interesting because if true I wonder if that means the flu vaccine actually would of helped people get a milder case of Covid.

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stereologist
1 hour ago, spartan max2 said:

Common colds train the immune system to recognize COVID-19

 

https://www-livescience-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/ www.livescience.com/amp/common-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.livescience.com%2Fcommon-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html 

 

 

This is interesting, not proven but interesting because if true I wonder if that means the flu vaccine actually would of helped people get a milder case of Covid.

There is a process called viral interference.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_interference

https://respectfulinsolence.com/2020/03/31/coronavirus-viral-interference/

The link above discusses the flu vaccine with regards to coronaviruses.

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spartan max2
20 minutes ago, stereologist said:

There is a process called viral interference.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_interference

https://respectfulinsolence.com/2020/03/31/coronavirus-viral-interference/

The link above discusses the flu vaccine with regards to coronaviruses.

Oh dam, I never saw that rumor going around lol.

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Just now, spartan max2 said:

Oh dam, I never saw that rumor going around lol.

That was an early one. 

But the issue of viral interference is an interesting issue, which you alluded to.

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3 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

This is interesting, not proven but interesting because if true I wonder if that means the flu vaccine actually would of helped people get a milder case of Covid.

I failed to get the flu shot last year but won't do so this time around.  Senseless not to take whatever steps possible for the sake of prudence. 

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spartan max2
1 minute ago, and then said:

I failed to get the flu shot last year but won't do so this time around.  Senseless not to take whatever steps possible for the sake of prudence. 

I imagine you won't be the only one.

We really took the flu shot for granted lol.

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What is the problem with the flu shot? 

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spartan max2
5 minutes ago, stereologist said:

What is the problem with the flu shot? 

? Nonething.

I think you misread.

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XenoFish

I've never had a flu shot.

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simplybill
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@spartan max2

Great topic! I’ve been interested in cold viruses and T-cells after reading an article (almost 40 years) ago that changed my perspective on avoiding cold and flu viruses. The research has led to some interesting experimental cancer treatments over the years. It’s good to see favorable results with C-19 also.

A 2015 article about glioblastoma and adenovirus treatments:

“Working in a secured laboratory at MD Anderson, they found a way to genetically modify the adenovirus that causes the common cold, transforming it instead into a cancer-seeking missile that attacks brain tumors. “‘We could have experimented with any virus,” Fueyo says, “but we chose the cold virus because it doesn’t need to be re-engineered much to make it safe for patients, yet it’s effective against cancer.’”

https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/conquest/unleashing-the-cold-virus-to-kill-cancer.h4236-1589835.html


 

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The adenovirus is also being used to create vaccines for COVID-19.

 

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