Last month, a study suggested that the common cold could provide coronavirus immunity to people. Now, a new study points in the same direction.
It’s not as if people needed the immunity though, considering that coronavirus is about as dangerous as the flu.
Some forms of the common cold might help give protection from Covid-19, a scientific study suggests.
And immunity to coronavirus could last up to 17 years, according to the research by immunology experts.
Patients who previously had colds caused by viruses related to Covid-19, called betacoronaviruses, could have immunity or may suffer a milder form of the disease, researchers say.
Betacoronaviruses, specifically OC43 and HKU1, cause common colds but also severe chest infections in the oldest and youngest patients.
They share many genetic features with the coronaviruses Covid-19, MERS and SARS, all of which passed from animals to humans.
Coronaviruses are thought to account for up to 30 per cent of all colds but it is not known specifically how many are caused by the betacoronavirus types.
Now scientists have found evidence that some immunity may be present for many years due to the body’s ‘memory’ T-cells from attacks by previous viruses with a similar genetic make-up – even among people who have had no known exposure to Covid-19 or SARS.
T-cells are a type of white blood cell and form part of the immune system’s second line of defence to any viral attack, kicking in around a week after infection.
They have long been thought to offer lasting protection to viruses and as such are dubbed ‘memory’ cells.
Researchers said: ‘These findings demonstrate that virus-specific memory T-cells induced by betacoronavirus infection are long-lasting, which supports the notion that Covid-19 patients would develop long-term T-cell immunity.
‘Our findings also raise the intriguing possibility that infection with related viruses can also protect from or modify the pathology caused by SARS-Cov-2 [the strain of coronavirus that causes Covid-19].’
In other words: allowing people to live normally and catch a cold could help them gain immunity to coronavirus.
And that’s exactly why they want everyone to stay home. Otherwise, the controversial coronavirus vaccine wouldn’t have an excuse to exist, and for some reason, the rulers are obsessed with vaccinating people.