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  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 05:38pm

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    dreinmund

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    I leveled UP

Finally, my number came up in the Covid lottery. I leveled up to natural immunity (the ORIGINAL and lasting one). 🙂

Feeling like a bad cold or mild flu, or as if I hit allergy season. If it wasn’t for my wife having similar symptoms at the same time, I would have thought it’s not Covid.

My “”horse”” was nice enough to let me use some of its IVM. It was properly mixed in apple sauce and liberally spread on French toast topped with Nutella. Yum.

 

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 06:50pm

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    Friedrichs_teeth

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    I leveled UP

I’m so happy that you are having an easier time of it than we did.

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 07:32pm

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    robie robinson

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    I leveled UP

My horses got moxidectin for their fall wormer as there was no ivermectin available.

my actual horses got moxidectin! No cheaply available ivermectin.

Do Not think moxidectin substitutes for ivermectin.

 

oh gosh I gotta quit posting

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 09:35pm

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    davefairtex

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    congratulations

Congratulations on your “sniffles” probable-lifetime-natural-vaccination, aided with some y’all early treatment.  I hear it saves lives, by significantly reducing hospitalizations and deaths.

Its the kind of story that makes me a little “vaccine hesitant.”

Natural immunity reinfection study from Qatar: of 353,326 infected, 1,304 reinfections, 4 hospitalizations, 0 ICU admits, and 0 deaths.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2108120

PCR+efficacy: 99.631%
hospitalization+efficacy: 99.99886%
ICU-efficacy: 100%
death-efficacy: 100%

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 10:15pm

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    I leveled UP – How to test for?

dreinmund said:

Finally, my number came up in the Covid lottery. I leveled up to natural immunity (the ORIGINAL and lasting one). 🙂

Feeling like a bad cold or mild flu, or as if I hit allergy season. If it wasn’t for my wife having similar symptoms at the same time, I would have thought it’s not Covid. [bold mine]

Hey Dreinmund, Dave and others-

I have gone through various rounds of symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, fatigue) that are probably just normal cold symptoms, but I’d like to check to see if I’ve actually had a mild case of C19 somewhere along the line here. Does anyone have suggestions on how to actually check for antibodies (etc) to determine if one has a winning ticket to natural immunity?  Thanks!

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 10:47pm   (Reply to #6)

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    davefairtex

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    SC2 antibody test results

If it is relatively recent you can get a COVID19 antibody test.  I got two of them.  Mine was labeled:

“SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-1) IgG Quantitative (Anti-Spike Receptor-Binding Domain)”

Mine showed < 6.8 – i.e. “negative.”  Here’s a paper.  I’m also going to include a snap of “Fig 2”.  Looks like any value > 150 = “positive.”    It seems that the sooner you take the test post-infection (after month 1), the better.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24230-5

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 10:58pm

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    Aria

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    I leveled UP

For the poster asking about antibody testing: In the US you can request testing through Labcorp. Also many urgent care clinics offer it.

 

 

  • Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 11:46pm

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    Mr. Michael

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I know several people who got tested for Covid antibodies at Quest Diagnostics.

I got tested 4 weeks after a possible Covid infection—I never had Covid specific symptoms and I didn’t get tested at the time. The antibody test was positive. I got tested 3 weeks later and antibodies had risen 60% over the first test.

Testing at Quest was very convenient. I also had my vitamin D levels tested when I did the second test.

  • Sun, Nov 28, 2021 - 03:49am

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    HPHovercraft

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    Antibody Testing in Australia?

There obviously isn’t that much covid in Australia, but, all the same, I’m wondering whether anybody has been tested for covid-19 antibodies here?

The tests that I could find, in Australia:

https://store.clinicallabs.com.au/store/covid-19-tests/combined-covid-pcr-antibody-test

https://www.mps.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-information-for-patients/

Regulation in Australia:

https://www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-testing-australia-information-health-professionals

It seems like last year, some of our state governments had the good sense to ban this type of testing (except for themselves, of course):

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-17/coronavirus-antibody-testing-can-i-get-a-finger-prick-test-kit/12157672

South Australia has even gone so far as to ban the tests from use, with police authorised to issue fines of up to $20,000 to anyone using the tests to diagnose COVID-19 (SA Pathology and Health Department employees are exempt).

HP

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