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New Study Shows Some People Had Immunity to COVID-19 Before It “Officially” Arrived


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, November 4, 2020


   A paper published in the journal Science reveals a certain sector of the U.S. population already had some degree of immunity to COVID-19 before it “officially” arrived in the U.S.

   The authors reviewed blood samples from donors that were collected between March 2015 to March 2018, well before the global circulation of SARS-CoV-2 occurred.

   They found in those samples that 20 to 50 percent of people had cross-reactive T cell memory from preexisting CD4 T cells that also react to SARS CoV-2 as well as common cold coronaviruses and other human coronaviruses.

   The researchers were careful about their wording, using the word, “speculate” and all of its derivatives multiple times throughout the study.  They wrote, “It was speculated that this phenomenon might be due to preexisting memory responses against human ‘common cold’ coronaviruses (HCoVs).  These HCoVs share partial sequence homology with SARS-CoV-2, are widely circulated in the general population, and are typically responsible for mild respiratory symptoms.”

   The authors also stated that, “almost all donors from the unexposed cohort used for the epitope screen were seropositive for three widely circulating HCoVs.  Thus, epitope homology and seropositivity data suggest that T cell cross-reactivity is plausible between SARS-CoV-2 and HCoVs already established in the human population.”

   The authors stopped short of suggesting the existence of SARS-CoV-2 prior to the media’s red carpet rollout of the virus.   However, anecdotal evidence collected by this writer seems to indicate the media’s ratings-boosting COVID-19 superstar virus may have actually been infecting people in the U.S. as early as December, 2019 with college students in Boston coming down with what are now known as COVID-19 symptoms immediately after Chinese students returned from China for their New Year celebration.  Some people in Aroostook County also report having COVID-19 symptoms in December 2019 through January 2020 - two months before it was officially rolled out by the media.  There were no PCR tests for COVID-19 at the time in the U.S. and, given the abysmal accuracy of the PCR tests in use today, still aren’t any objective, reliable tests for active, infectious COVID-19 viruses.