b'Teenage Heartthrob Long-term Natural The authors of a new report from thesearch database. Senior researcher TracyImmunity fromUniversity of California at Davis con- Heg, M.D., Ph.D., responded that theCOVID-19 Infectioncluded that the risk of hospitalizationgroup used the same definition of myo- The CDC reports that natural immu-for cardiac adverse events following vac- carditis that the CDC had for its previousnity after COVID-19 infection can last cination is higher than the risk of beingestimates using VAERS data, and that car- about 90 days; other studies report sev-hospitalized with COVID-19 for healthydiologist John Mandrola, M.D. was key ineralmonths.Mainstream-mediapro-boys ages 16 to 17 based on reports invetting reports. She also pointed to the es- pagandaisthateveryoneshouldget theVaccine AdverseEventReportingtablished fact that VAERS reports are usu- vaccinated even if they have had COVID-System (VAERS) database, at https:// ally an underestimate of the prevalence of19, because the vaccine-induced immu-vaers.hhs.gov. The rates of cardiac ad- an adverse event. nity is more predictable. Ali Ellebedy, verse events after the second vaccinePh.D., associate professor of pathology dose were higher than previous CDC es- Heg T, Krug A, Stevenson J, et al., SARS-CoV-2and immunology at Washington Univer-timates, namely 162 per million amongmRNAVaccination-AssociatedMyocarditisinsity School of Medicine in St. Louis, real-boys ages 12 to 15, and 94 per millionChildren Ages 12-17: A Stratified National Da- ized that the key to figuring out whether tabase Analysis, medRxiv 2021, preprint doi: among boys ages 16 to 17.10.1101/2021.08.30.21262866; Fiore K, Dir En- COVID-19 leads to long-lasting antibody These findings were widely criticizedterprise & Investigative Reporting, Myocarditisprotection lies in the bone marrow.byphysiciansonsocialmedia,whoVAERS Analysis Sparks Social Media Uproar As the senior author in a study intended pointed out that they are unreliable dueDoctors worry misinterpretation will fuel misin- to find out whether people who recovered formation campaigns, MedPage Today, Sep 15, to the nature of VAERS, its known limita- 2021, at https://www.medpagetoday.com/specialre- from mild cases of COVID-19 harbor long-tions, and that it is not acceptable as a re- ports/exclusives/94530. lived plasma cells that produce antibod-ies specifically targeted to SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Ellebedy enrolled 77 participants who The Seeds of Obesityhad had mild cases of COVID-19 to give blood and bone marrow samples. Of the The rise in obesity in the U.S. exceededtimes more omega-6nineteen bone-marrow samples taken, fif-40 percent in 2017 (CDC, 2021), comparedthanomega-3fattyteen contained antibody-producing cells with only 10-15 percent in 1960 (NIH,acids;butinfreespecifically targeting the COVID-19 virus. 2021). This rise appears to correspondrangechickens,forSuch cells could still be found up to twelve with increased vegetable oil consumptionexample, this ratio ismonths later.over that time. Michael Eades, M.D., hasapproximately equal.According to Dr. Ellebedy Here, we proposed that linoleic acid (an omega-6Studieshavefound antibody-producing cells in peo-polyunsaturated fatty acid, aka PUFA),shownthatlinole- ple 11 months after first symptoms. These found in seed oils like corn and soybean,ic-acid levels in fat cells have increasedcells will live and produce antibodies for promotesobesitywhilesaturatedfat136 percent over the past 50 years. If Dr.the rest of peoples lives. Thats strong protects against it. The cholesterol mythEades is right, those are empty caloriesevidence for long-lasting immunity. Peo-emerged around the middle of the 20ththat are deposited and not used by ourple with mild cases of COVID-19 clear Centuryandnewdietaryrecommen- bodies for fuel. Researchers at the Uni- the virus from their bodies two to three dationsofheart-healthyfoodswereversity of California, Riverside, foundweeks after infection, so there would prominently touted. Saturated fats fromthat soybean-oil-fed mice gained signifi- be no virus driving an active immune meat, eggs, and dairy products were de- cantly more weight, more fat, and hadresponse seven or 11 months after infec-monized. And people believed that a dietgreater glucose intolerance and insulintion, Ellebedy said. These cells are not rich in saturated fats could cause obesityresistance compared to other mice eatingdividing. They are quiescent, just sitting as well as heart disease. Even though botheither saturated fat or sugar-heavy diets. in the bone marrow and secreting anti-fat consumption and overall calorie in- Heini A, Weinsier R., Divergent trends in obe- bodies. They have been doing that ever take by Americans decreased by 1% andsity and fat intake patterns: The American par- since the infection resolved, and they will 4%, respectively, between the years 1976adox,TheAmericanJournalofMedicinecontinue doing that indefinitely.and 2000, the rate of obesity increased by1997,102(3):259-264,doi:10.1016/S0002-31%. This is a well-established fact that9343(96)00456-1; Guyenet S, Carlson S, IncreaseCavanaugh A, Spicer K, Thoroughman D, et al., in Adipose Tissue Linoleic Acid of US Adults inReduced Risk of Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is sometimes referred to as the Ameri- the Last Half Century, Advances in NutritionAfter COVID-19 VaccinationKentucky, May-can Paradox. 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