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17. When you describe it THAT way... it makes the anti-vaxxers look even more FOOLISH...
Fri Dec 4, 2020, 05:11 PM
Dec 2020

When you describe it THAT way... it makes the anti-vaxxers look even more FOOLISH and RECKLESS than before. It's really not a difficult concept to comprehend. Thanks for your very concise and eloquent post!

Quoting your post in full so that I can add it to my DU journal.

No. The vaccine contains no antibodies.

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It contains the spike protein associated with the virus. That protein can't cause the disease. It is a foreign chemical that stimulates your immune system to make antibodies to that protein. The immune system responds to what enters the body as a way to protect you from foreign viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other disease-causing things.

The vaccine stimulates your immune system by challenging it with protein that is in the spikes of the virus. Until the immune system encounters the foreign protein, it has no reason to create antibodies to it.

It takes the immune system days or weeks to learn to make the right antibodies. If you catch the coronavirus, the immune system will respond to it, but the response may be too late to prevent a severe illness. Vaccines give the immune system time to learn about the foreign protein and make antibodies without the risk of the disease.

That's how vaccines work and why they protect us.

Vaccines prevent diseases, they aren't intended to treat or cure them - The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2020 #1
Contracting the Virus may give you the antibodies but Arne Dec 2020 #3
No. Vaccines merely train the immune system to quickly MineralMan Dec 2020 #2
So I take it that the antibodies already in your body (if you were previously exposed to SWBTATTReg Dec 2020 #5
No. The vaccine contains no antibodies. MineralMan Dec 2020 #7
Thank you so much. This clarifies a lot of questions I had in my mind about these things. SWBTATTReg Dec 2020 #8
That's a very clear explanation, thanks. crickets Dec 2020 #13
When you describe it THAT way... it makes the anti-vaxxers look even more FOOLISH... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #17
Thanks. I am deeply offended by anti-vaxxers who don't even MineralMan Dec 2020 #18
Those who got the Moderna vaccine the few that went on to get covid...none of them had Demsrule86 Dec 2020 #4
I'm really interested in the Moderna vaccine. Just saw an article today saying Mike 03 Dec 2020 #10
I will take whatever is available but I would choose the Moderna vaccine if I had a choice. Demsrule86 Dec 2020 #11
Curious why? n/t moonscape Dec 2020 #14
I believe the correct answer to your question is: We don't yet know. KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #6
I think its amazing they came up with ANY vaccine this quickly, thats new too Baclava Dec 2020 #12
That is a really interesting question Drahthaardogs Dec 2020 #9
No Meowmee Dec 2020 #15
Good rabies news from CDC - only 1 to 3 cases of human rabies a year in US womanofthehills Dec 2020 #19
I was reading so many articles Meowmee Dec 2020 #20
No. Crunchy Frog Dec 2020 #16
Vaccines typically don't help people that are already sick from what Blue_true Dec 2020 #21
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