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Folsom Man

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More directly, it relates to how our immune system is structured.

Relevant points:
1. Our immune system is divided into four compartments that correspond to our upper respiratory system (the mucosal immune system), our blood and internal tissues (often referred to as systemic), our gut/intestines, and our dermis or skin.
2. Immune responses expressed in one compartment are largely confined to that compartment.
3. Acquired immunity (caused by exposure to a pathogen or vaccine) in one compartment is not automatically conveyed to other compartments.

As the NYT article suggests, the vaccine activates our systemic immune system but less so with regards to our upper respiratory system. Breakthrough (BT) infections seem to reflect the divided level of protection. The majority of cases in the vaccinated are mild upper respiratory infections without fever or other complications such as lower respiratory involvement, pneumonia, etc. In essence, the COVID virus is able to establish an initial foothold in the nose and throat of the vaccinated individual but cannot progress the infection further due to acquired immunity of the systemic compartment. As a result, the infection dies out after a few days.

Data on BT infections also show:
1. Waning protection of the upper respiratory system (mild covid cases) is occurring at a loss of about 2% a week. The good news is that the protection provided by the systemic immune system (cases indicated by hospitalizations) is robust and remaining stable at about 95 %.
2. Despite media reports, the Delta variant does not appear to be mutating around the vaccine. Systemic immunity is remaining stable even though the Delta variant now makes up more than 85 percent of the cases.

For those so inclined, a review of the immune system can be accessed in the link below.

[Post edited by Folsom Man at 09/16/2021 4:35PM]

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