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Why some get very sick from Covid and others do not ... in fact, most do not.

A bit of science today backing up what we have been reporting on this forum for some time.

Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 does not, universally, result in infection. A subset of people are spared from COVID-19, despite living in close quarters with others who have tested positive. The reason why some people are more resistant to infection has remained unanswered. A leading theory has been that pre-existing T cells, primed by endemic human coronaviruses, might mediate protection in SARS-CoV-2-naive people.

Indeed, previous studies have shown that T cells induced by other coronaviruses can recognize SARS-CoV-2. Now, a new study from the Imperial College London examines—for the first time—how the presence of these T cells at the time of SARS-CoV-2 exposure influences whether someone becomes infected.

And what activates T-cells to fight infections?

Yep - you all know. Vitamin D*.

And you need enough vitamin D to be available to enable T-cells to do their magic. How much? This much ----> 55 ng/ml. (ideally - 70-100 better)

How do you know you have this much? Get a simple blood test twice a year. What do you do if you are below 55 ng/ml, you supplement with vitamin D3. How much should you supplement? At least 5,000 IU's per day or perhaps as much as 10,000 IU's per day. I average 7500 per day in winter and 5,000 per day in summer and none per day when I am scuba diving - which is to say only in warm Caribbean waters.

It's not about antibodies - it's T-cells that matter. Antibodies come and go. In fact, T-cells consume antibodies (somewhat).

Take care of your T-cells!@

Do not be afraid of Covid - outsmart it by protecting yourself with nutrition which feeds your T-cells.

(* and what helps vitamin D do its thing - zinc, vitamin C, magnesium & quercetin. Take vitamin K2 with D3 to help your bones too.

** I have been exposed to Covid (all three variants) on 5 separate contact tracing occasions. Nothing. But I did get a head cold recently after my 5th exposure likely Omicron. It was annoying for two days - first head cold in 15 years, but no fever, no aches, no cough, just nasal filling up like a fire hydrant. Stopped suddenly on day 3. Omicron? no idea. It was a classic head cold which lasted only a few days. I continue to test negative for Covid)