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Ethical Necessity: Remove The Lockdown For Those Who Have Antibodies To The Virus

April 5, 2020

We live in a science fiction world. It requires science-fiction solutions. Having the law take into account antibody levels is going from science fiction, to plain science. Letting people naturally vaccinated against the Coronavirus to function normally is not just possible, but necessary.

For starters, knowing who has antibodies will allow to engage in plasma therapy, where antibodies can be injected directly. That was used successfully in the Spanish flu of 1918. In 1890 Emil (thereafter “Von”) Behring (first medicine Nobel, 1901) published an article with Kitasato Shibasaburō reporting that they had developed “antitoxins” against both diphtheria and tetanus.

Some will say it’s unethical to let those resistant to the virus, who are naturally immunized, to be able to behave normally, because it will “marginalize” the others. But the concept of “margin” is a fringe. One can’t “marginalize” the majority. It’s a philosophical impossibility. If a fringe of people is allowed to function normally, it can’t “marginalize” the majority. When most of society has become vaccinated against the virus, one way or another, there will be “herd immunity”, and there will be increasingly less reason to give a pass only to those who had the virus.

Much of that would not have happened, had China not been led by liars, had plutocratic globalization not occured, removing basic safeguards, and had more “leaders” understood exponentials…

REAL DEATH RATE:

330,309 Cases which had an outcome:

261,132 (79%) Recovered / Discharged

69,177 (21%) DEATHS

Some will say that enabling the virus resistant individuals would encourage others to walk out of their homes, and intentionally to contract the disease to rejoin society. That would be completely unethical, and is already illegal, besides being painful and dangerous. 

To save the biosphere, and us, will require more science. To use all the resources that science already puts at our disposal forces us to invent new laws.

In conclusion, generalized antibody testing, and giving a pass to those who have antibodies should be part of restarting the economy, something to be done as soon as possible… Also for ethical reasons: a dead society kills people as surely as a living virus

We need to get really smart from now on: we were stupid to believe the lies of the Chinese dictatorship (which  is now leveraging the crisis it caused, by selling medical equipment all over the world). China knew of human to human transmission, mid-December 2019. Then lied about it officially on January 14, 2020. That was reinforced by similar lies of the WHO in early February 2020. Thus the world health authorities were criminally misled by Chinese dictator Xi and his goons.

Weird twists are also imaginable. Indeed some coronaviruses which give colds provide only with a three months immunity (although indications are, from tests cruelly applied to monkeys, that SARS1 provides a lasting immunity… the present virus, SARS2, is closely related to SARS1…) In any case, testing for antibodies (“serology”, very different from the PCR test to detect the virus itself) is of the essence. As Trump said many times, the remedy can’t be worse than the cure. The essential part of the economy can’t be stopped forever.

Test, therefore you will be.

Patrice Ayme