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Explanation request


Last updated 11/24/2021 at 8:56am

If the goal was to keep people well and stop the spread, then we would be testing for natural antibodies which have proven to be far superior to these mRNA “vaccines.” But we are not, so tell me again what the goal is?

Gary Benton

Elmer City resident

Good question. The answer we found is below.

But first, you should know that a new program will let you, because you live in Okanogan County, order a free in-home rapid test through the “The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge.” You’ll become part of the research as researchers at NIH- supported academic health centers will work with CDC and NIH to use publicly available data to determine if the local testing efforts slowed the spread of COVID-19. You can order it at

The answer from Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health:

“Now, a new NIH-supported study shows that the answer to this question will vary based on how an individual’s antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 were generated: over the course of a naturally acquired infection or from a COVID-19 vaccine. The new evidence shows that protective antibodies generated in response to an mRNA vaccine will target a broader range of SARS-CoV-2 variants carrying “single letter” changes in a key portion of their spike protein compared to antibodies acquired from an infection. 

“These results add to evidence that people with acquired immunity may have differing levels of protection to emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. More importantly, the data provide further documentation that those who’ve had and recovered from a COVID-19 infection still stand to benefit from getting vaccinated.”


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