WHAT THE HELL IS ORIGINAL ANTIGENIC SIN
So this is the third in a series exploring the facts about vaccinating your child. Basically, if you would not blindfold your tyke and send him out into traffic at night to “protect” him from getting hit by a car, you probably shouldn’t be getting him vaccinated. Although there may be plenty of cars driving up and down your street, your child’s risk of getting hit, even while he stands on the curb and watches the cars go by, is pretty much ZERO. And just as your kid is at ZERO risk of getting hit by a car, he is at equal risk (that would be ZERO) of having a negative interaction with COVID. That’s what the actual SCIENCE AND DATA tell us after some 20 months of this virus floating around your kid all the time. Likewise, his risk of getting hit by a car goes up infinitely (any increase from ZERO would be an infinite increase) if you send him blindfolded into traffic which, of course here represents his increased risk of damage from the vaccine. Any increased risk in the face of no benefit should be unacceptable. As you cannot, by the laws of mathematics, improve upon a risk of ZERO, nothing you do - not masks, not vaccines, nothing - can improve your kid’s odds concerning COVID. If you haven’t read the first two installments in this series I recommend you do so here: https://www.springfieldholisticwellness.com/get-the-facts-before-you-vax-your-kid-part-1 and here: https://www.springfieldholisticwellness.com/get-the-facts-before-you-vax-your-kids-part-2
Today we’ll take a brief look at something called Original Antigenic Sin (OAS). To put it in layman’s terms, OAS is like your first love. You never forget. Basically the understanding here is (as always, my caps) “Original antigenic sin explains the FAILURE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO GENERATE AN IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST RELATED ANTIGENS.” What happens is, the first time your body comes in contact with a pathogen (the coronavirus in this case) it creates an immune system antibody response to that antigen. The next time you see that same antigen, your body recognizes it and knows what to do and mounts an immune response quickly to fight off the bug. But as is common with viruses, especially coronaviruses (and influenza) the little buggers are changing all the time (have you heard of these things called “variants”?) and so the next time you encounter one, your body responds with the memory of the FIRST bug and therefore mounts a weaker response to the new guest. With naturally acquired immunity responses this is not so much of a problem as your body, upon initial contact with a virus (the very first encounter), catalogs the entire virus and therefore has a pretty broadly educated arsenal of soldiers to call upon during the next encounter, so even if the virus changes slightly, your body’s defenses can usually still dispatch of the new intruder pretty efficiently. For those interested in a more easily digestible understanding of the pitfalls of vaccination vs. naturally acquired immunity read my previous post conveniently titled “A PRIMER ON NATURAL VS. VACCINE IMMUNITY” found here: https://www.springfieldholisticwellness.com/a-primer-on-natural-vs-vaccine-immunity
So with vaccines, especially this COVID vax, which not only is not an exposure to the whole virus but is in fact an exposure to only one particular protein on the “spike” of the virus (which is a very specific target and is highly likely to change) then “…if that strain…changes over time, then the immune system is UNABLE TO MOUNT AN ACCURATE SECONDARY RESPONSE. In addition, depending of the first viral exposure the secondary immune response can result in an antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of the disease or at the opposite, it could induce anergy. Both of them triggering loss of pathogen control and INDUCING ABERRANT CLINICAL CONSEQUENCES.”
For those not familiar, antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is essentially “…when the antibodies generated during an immune response recognize and bind to a pathogen, but they are UNABLE to prevent infection. Instead, these antibodies act as a ‘TROJAN HORSE,’ allowing the pathogen to get into cells and exacerbate the immune response…the antibodies that the vaccine generated ACTUALLY HELP THE VIRUS INFECT GREATER NUMBER OF CELLS THAN IT WOULD HAVE ON ITS OWN… The result is often MORE SEVERE ILLNESS than if the person had been unvaccinated.” Even Anthony Fauci commented on the possibility of ADE with this vaccine (or any vaccine) way back in early 2020. When you mention ADE concerning the COVID vaccine you are immediately banished to the hinterlands as a conspiracy kook so let me be clear that I am not saying it is happening; but it is absolutely a possibility. And soon I’ll post about the most recent data out of the UK which at the very least allows for the question of ADE to be asked. And “anergy” just means the immune system mounts no response at all, so you’re left defenseless.
So the bottom line is, if your kid’s first encounter with the “novel” coronavirus is through the vaccine, you may very well be dooming Junior to a lifetime of inadequate, perhaps even detrimental, immune responses to future encounters with this coronavirus, which seems to be here probably in ever-changing costumes forever. The same goes for adults by the way but at least you get to make the decision to get vaxxed and accept the risks (including the unknowable longer-term possibilities). That is of course, if anybody bothers to inform you of said risks. Children are generally not afforded that luxury. When you take Junior to your friendly neighborhood pediatrician to get vaxxed, ask him about Original Antigenic Sin. I dare you.
I haven’t really touched on myocarditis, which many have heard about as a possible side-effect of the vax. Here’s an interesting quote from a recent issue of the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Situation Report: “Concerns remain over whether children in this age group will be at risk of myocarditis and pericarditis —inflammation of the heart muscle or tissue surrounding the heart, respectively—rare but potentially serious adverse events associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines. The risk is highest among ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT MALES AGED 12 to 29 years, and EXPERTS AGREE the risk in younger children LIKELY WILL BE LOWER. They also concur that the benefits of vaccination in preventing COVID-19 outweigh any risks in young kids…” As I’ve already said, the “benefits” of using a vaccine to “prevent” COVID-19 cannot outweigh the risks of COVID to your child, which are ZERO. Also, how much confidence does it inspire in you that the “experts” agree that the risk of damage from the vaccine will “LIKELY BE LOWER”? As someone smarter than me pointed out, up until the vax was approved for 12-17 year olds, the risk of myocarditis was highest in 18-29 year olds, now it’s 12-29. How long before we’re told the risk is highest in 5-29 year olds. Probably just before they tell us it’s safe to vax your six month old. On what data do the “experts” base their assertion? Oh yeah, there is no data because the risks to 5-11 year old kids is so great that we have to rush through approval to vaccinate them so their chances of dying from COVID go from ZERO all the way down to…ZERO? There is some thought the increased risk may have something to do with testosterone, but the truth is nobody knows. And if you’re one of those people who believe we need to vaccinate children to protect the rest of society then you’re a big part of the problem.
To be clear one more time, your otherwise healthy child is at ZERO risk from COVID and you should therefore think long and hard about engaging him or her in this grand experiment we call vaccination. If your child has some significant chronic illness then maybe you can justify the shot. Maybe. If your 5-11 year old is significantly overweight (a major risk factor), well that’s on you and you should address that posthaste. But as always, you do you.