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    Default New Review Discusses Findings On Coronavirus Immunity

    James Ives
    May22 2020

    A new review discusses the findings from over 40 studies on coronavirus immunity and what they could mean for the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Written by top UK virologists, the article discusses the existing knowledge about immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses, and how this could be used to inform virus control strategies. The review, which is free to read in the Journal of General Virology (JGV), collates the available scientific evidence in a number of key areas, including how long immunity to coronaviruses lasts and the prospect of antibody testing.


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    Default Re: New Review Discusses Findings On Coronavirus Immunity

    With the first cases of COVID-19 surfacing in Wuhan just 5 or 6 months ago, I have little confidence in any findings relative to immunity. Also, I understand there are Igg and Igm antibodies, with Igg being the more long-lasting type. But, no one knows how long it takes to develop the Igg type, and how long the immunity lasts.
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    Default Re: New Review Discusses Findings On Coronavirus Immunity

    Biotin, or vitamin B7, may interfere with the results of COVID-19 antibody tests. As a B-vitaimin, biotin is found in most B-complex vitamins, hair, skin, & nails vitamins, and prenatal vitamins. The FDA warned in 2018 that large doses of biotin (i.e., 10,000 micro-grams) could falsely increase or decrease results of immunoassay tests. COVID-19 antibody tests are immunoassay tests. It's recommended to stop taking Biotin a few days before an immunoassay test. Read more here:
    https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/...#antibodytests
    https://labtestsonline.org/news/fda-...b-test-results

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    Default Re: New Review Discusses Findings On Coronavirus Immunity

    That's good to know, Mr. Wizard, as it's a supplement that a lot of women use for obvious reasons.
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    Default Re: New Review Discusses Findings On Coronavirus Immunity

    Initially, I thought why would anyone take 10 mg. of biotin. But, after checking some of the "hair, skin, & nails" supplements online, I found that several contained as much as 5 mg. per tablet, with a recommendation of taking 2 per day. Despite the FDA warning about how high dose biotin can affect the results of immunassay tests, most people are not aware.

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