Joseph Mercola, DO On How Antibodies Are Not a Good Measure of Immunity

Joseph Mercola, DO On How Antibodies Are Not a Good Measure of Immunity

One of the major arguments against vaccine-induced immunity is that it primarily stimulates the humoral immune system and not the cellular immune system. Antibodies are produced by the humoral immune system and then routinely measured to determine ‘immunity.

The problem with this approach is that you can have high antibody levels and still get the disease. It’s very difficult and expensive to measure the cellular immune response, and immunologists admit that they are still in the dark about a lot of the finer points of the overall immune response.

When you use antibody titers or blood levels to check for immunity, all you’re doing is getting a picture of what happened (you had an immune response); it doesn’t tell you whether you’re going to be immune in the future, because antibodies are only one aspect of the immune response, and in some cases are not even necessary to easily combat the sickness and become immune.

Traditionally, the way immunity is determined is to do a test that measures antibodies, which is the humoral immune system. But there’s no good way to assess the cellular immune system. It’s a really imprecise science at best

— Joseph Mercola, DO

 

Reference:

Mercola J. The Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of. Mercola.com Jan. 18, 2015.

2 Responses to "Joseph Mercola, DO On How Antibodies Are Not a Good Measure of Immunity"

  1. Zuto   September 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Antibodies are proteins and proteins are “expensive” molecules for the body to assemble. It is terrific to have an immune system that will recognize “non-self” invaders that may do harm to one’s body and that immune system will then generate the antibody needed to attack the non-self invader. And when invaders are not present, the body can rest and recuperate from the effort of making antibodies.

    Vaccination amounts to repeatedly provoking the immune system to mount attacks on proxy invaders and each vaccine taxes the immune system. It provokes the immune system that are not necessary at the time of vaccination – nothing to attack, wasted energy making unneeded proteins. It will wear the body out and induce unnecessary effort by the immune system. When a real invader comes along the body will eventually be too tired to put up a good immune response. How counterproductive is THAT?

    As a healthcare worker, I have to get antibodies measured every time I change employers. Measles, mumps, rubella, rubeola, Hep B, HIV, and varicella. Usually all of them are “adequate” except one that will be “borderline” or “not immune.” Sometimes it is mumps, sometimes it is varicella. Never measles, rubella, or rubeola – I had all of those as a child. I did not have mumps, but got a vaccine when I was over 40 years old. They never titer for tetanus, diphtheira or pertussis…all caused by bacteria, not viruses. They want boosters at least every ten years. Hmmm. Tetanus is not a communicable disease. Diptheria is rare. Pertussis is common, in spite of all the vaccinating going on. Is there no titering because they can’t define what level of antibodies for these diseases ensures immunity.

    The titers are bogus. They titer all new employees. At one employer that was badgering me to get a varicella shot because my titer was “borderline” I finally asked how often they titer their tenured employees? Every year? Every five years? Ten? The answer is once you pass your first titer, they never titer you again. Your antibodies could disappear. Remember, antibodies are a response to exposure to an invader – if you have not encountered the invader for several years, the body stops making the antibody because the invader is not in the neighborhood and the body knows it is a waste of materials and effort to build unneeded antibodies, so it stops making them and YOUR TITER GOES DOWN. It does not mean that you could not fight off measles or some other invader should it show up in your blood stream – it just means your body has not encountered any lately. All the millions of tenured healthcare workers who never get titered could very well have low antibody titers and would be considered “not immune” by the titer standards and they continue on without any “booster shots.”

    All the blabber about herd immunity and titers and boosters and all that jazz is just busy work at best and propaganda at its worst.

    Don’t drink the Kool Aid.

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    • Lisa   October 13, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Are there memory cells then if you have low titerS and is that possible to have memory cells for dtap as well even though its bacterial?

      Reply

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