While many are talking about a second COVID wave, Sweden’s COVID numbers are in an absolute free fall. Why? Because Sweden never issued a lock down and decided that the best approach to fighting the Coronavirus was letting people catch the disease and build up an immunity. It is commonly referred to as a herd immunity.
Some medical experts claimed Sweden made a mistake because long term immunity wasn’t possible with the Coronavirus. However, a new study says it is. Sweden is right. Herd immunity is possible.
The Blaze reports:
Business Insider reported that some scientists believe the benefits of long-term immunity against the coronavirus will be beneficial to reducing the contagion of the coronavirus.
Initial research indicated that antibodies in COVID-19 patients could fade within months of infection — but new research from medical journal Cell says white blood cells — which help fight infections — have a “muscle memory” and could return to fight off second infections.
In particular, memory T cells — effector cells that help identify and eradicate infectious cells and relay information to B cells about how to fight the pathogen upon each subsequent infection — are instrumental in maintaining a balanced and healthy immune system and remain in the system for years after initial infection.
For weeks, Sweden was the mainstream media’s favourite whipping boy because it wasn’t locking down like everyone else. Today, you barely hear a peep about the country. READ: After months of condemnation for no lockdown, Sweden’s COVID deaths drop to near-zero
This study on the incredible workings of our body’s defence system is also a testament to God’s incredible creation:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)