Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Successful vaccination is in the pipeline. And this is how it was made.

This is a new approach to vaccination.

The body’s cells will read the vaccine molecule as a microbiological instruction to create a vital part of the outside of coronavirus. Then the body will make antibodies against this innocent coronavirus-part. That takes the body about six weeks. If after that, coronavirus enters the body, it will react with a massive outburst of these antibodies. It was proven already that these anti-bodies are deadly for the virus.

Mass trials are needed to determine how much and how often the vaccine should be given and if there are side effects for different kinds of patients that could be problematic. You can’t vaccinate billions of people and then find out that for millions it’s not effective or damaging.

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Another approach is also progressing. The first is active immunization. The second is passive immunization. The second has less of a chance to work in humans. It’s a cocktail of eight different antibodies that worked against the first SARS-coronavirus. The former lets the body make the antibodies; the second injects the antibodies ready-made. But the former is ahead in getting ready to apply to humans. In fact, the US is already producing the former in case the trials come out well, as expected. Then it will have the stuff ready to distribute. That is a costly gamble but if it’s a good and safe vaccine, marketing speed could save lives.

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Another attempt to offer passive immunization is underway in China with copies of 14 different antibodies administered in one go. It suggests that it could be ready before winter, no doubt because China isn’t a democracy. Its leaders can do whatever they please. But, just as with King Trump, there is no way to know if their approach is working and safe or not.

Meanwhile, the Israeli population shows some evidence that anti-TBC immunization of decades ago does not protect against the COVID-19 virus. But it’s still possible that fresh immunization with that vaccine does work.

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The moral of the overall story: play it safe until there is a vaccine for you.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (statistics), Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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