An increasing number of GPs find it very difficult to explain to patients who have tested their antibody titers for their own money and found that the titers were low or even close to zero 3 or 4 months after the second vaccination. , you can’t take a booster dose because you see you have to wait 6 months. Doctors explain that such a political decision was made after lowering their heads.
It turns out that the phenomenon of the Procrustean field is alive and well, and some of our politicians are the perpetrators. After all, we all know very well that the recommendation of pharmaceutical companies preparing mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 in a record time with a third booster dose 6 months after the second vaccination is only one recommendation. to be proved.
Does a two-dose vaccine really protect us from getting re-infected with the coronavirus within 6 months? Every self-respecting scientist will, of course, answer for what they did not, but will confirm that it reduces the chances of infection by ten times, protects against severe clinical forms of coronavirus infection and prevents death.
U.S. researchers conducted extensive research to find that only one percent of a group of people infected with a coronavirus (probably due to a weakened immune system) entered the intensive care unit after a full vaccination (two vaccinations).
The results look really gratifying. However, it turns out that some Lithuanians do not really want to be one percent, pay attention to their health, and if the antibody titers are low, they want to take a booster dose of the vaccine.
But Procrust’s political field does not allow it – unfortunately, according to the established standard, 1 or 2 months is not enough. And we immediately hear the explanations of our young experts that if the antibody titers, it will be zero, but we will fully protect the memory cells of our immune system. Maybe if the person is young and the immune system is flourishing.
What about a 70-year-old citizen? As a scientist who has been actively studying the human immune system for a decade, I could only shake my head – man, your immune system has really developed, but I really want to get a third dose of the vaccine without waiting 6 months. Antibody titer will increase tenfold and tenfold in the intensive care unit.
The human immune system can react to vaccines in a variety of ways. After all, we have many cases where practically healthy doctors have already been infected with a severe form of coronavirus infection several times. It seems that the more severe the form of the disease, the stronger the immunity should be. Unfortunately, in practice, some rules are not always correct.
Recurrence of coronavirus infection does not always result in strong immunity. There is no alternative but vaccination. But I don’t blame Lithuanian family doctors who really think we spend money on vaccines for antiviral drugs. After all, some of those who refuse to be vaccinated have lived in another information and ideological space for a long time and will only agree to be vaccinated with Sputnik-V, others are afraid of the chips that include vaccines, others are devils.
Maybe we should pay more attention to those who do not want to get infected. Why don’t we set antibody titers for people at risk? After all this, we can get a full picture of how the immune system reacts to vaccinations, significantly reduce the number of infected, sick and dead, and start timely booster vaccinations. Try to do this at least before the third vaccination.
There will be invaluable benefits in the future. Maybe some will delay the vaccination schedule. Because I have very high antibody titers, I know many health workers who refuse to be vaccinated 6 months after the second vaccination. I would not want politicians to get too involved in purely medical issues.
We well remember that until recently, a politician tried to explain to doctors how and with what drugs to be treated and how it ended. Perhaps, taking into account the antibody titers prescribed for all medical indications, your doctor will decide when and to whom to vaccinate with a booster dose of COVID-19.