Have you herd (sic), immunity coming soon

The scenario, 200 people waiting to be tested for COVID, not one of these people has any symptoms.

Some are awaiting tests since they are required for work, some for travel, others for medical procedures, and contract tracing after being exposed to humans who tested positive for COVID.

Statistically, 2% to 15% of these people will test positive, with 85% or more testing negative while having little or no symptoms. Those who test positive will be told to quarantine for two weeks.

This brings to question: How many have never been tested that had the virus and after 14 days develop their immunity? Most likely they number in thousands if not millions. On the contrary, how many people felt sick and were never tested?

How many people reading this have never been tested, but very well at some point could’ve had COVID? Grocery-store and other front-line workers who are exposed to the public on a daily basis and not tested on a regular basis most likely at some point may have had COVID and had never known. The young and middle-aged healthy people when testing positive for COVID experience mild or no symptoms.

We see healthy athletes, celebrities and government officials testing positive and after two weeks of rest and required quarantine are fine. They were never hospitalized, felt sick, or needed ventilators, or on their death beds.

The vast majority of people dying are seniors with underlying conditions. If someone with stage 4 cancer gets COVID and dies in our country, the death certificate will read “COVID.” In other countries, the death certificate might read “cancer.”

This is the dilemma — terminally ill people with threatened immune systems who get COVID would most likely die from any other sickness including but not limited to the flu or pneumonia. Therefore, the number of deaths is believed by many to be highly inflated. The media tells us 250,000 deaths from the virus in the U.S. thus far, however, only 20,000 have died from COVID without any other underlying conditions.

The survival rate for children who test positive is 99.9%, yet our schools and local sports remain closed and ironically tourism opened to outsiders.

99.5% of teachers and people under 70 recover from COVID. Many believe the high rate of increased cases of COVID is the highly increased rate of testing.

There is some doubt from some medical professionals on whether or not one becomes immune to COVID after testing positive and recovering and testing negative.

There are a few cases where some victims of the virus have caught the virus for a second time. It is also believed by many doctors that after contracting COVID, recovering and testing negative that one is now immune from the disease and reaches herd immunity.

For the purpose of this writing and with what I’ve herd (sic) through the grapevine and other reliable sources, let’s assume that one is immune from the virus after testing positive and then recovering.

Herd immunity is usually achieved through vaccination, but it can also occur through natural infection.

You can develop resistance naturally. When your body is exposed to a virus or bacteria, it makes antibodies to fight off the infection. When you recover, your body keeps these antibodies. Your body will defend against another infection. Vaccines can also build resistance. They make your body think a virus or bacteria has infected it. You don’t get sick, but your immune system still makes protective antibodies. This is what stopped polio in the United States.

The bottom line, most people who test positive are asymptomatic and quarantine for 14 days. It is not a bad thing when the population at large is testing positive and the vast majority are asymptomatic and not being hospitalized. This is a great step in building herd immunity along with the upcoming vaccine.

There’s a good chance many of you reading this already had the virus and never knew it because you never got tested. Therefore, many of us could possibly be immune without knowing.

Please continue to wear a mask when and where required by law.

God-willing, this should all be over soon.

A special mahalo nui to grocery-store and all front-line workers, for serving and putting up with ‘we the people.’

Happy Thanksgiving!

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James “Kimo” Rosen lives in Kapa‘a with his dog, and blogs as a hobby at dakinetalk.blogspot.com.

13 Comments
  1. Clare November 26, 2020 12:34 am Reply

    Good info, Kimo,

    Please elaborate on the immune response, antibodies vs. antigens, immunity, Non-comtagious, herd immunity, virus attrition or fading away, virus hemisphere travel and mutation for survival, resulting in next seasons new but same virus requiringtomtue new series of antibodies, why vaccines do not provide protection against virus in question.

    We in the public need to learn more, especially our elected officials,kept in the dark by medical authorities trying to hold onto the income the pandemic provides them.

    The solution toothed virus scare is staring us in the face only hidden by our masks. To wear and fear, or breathe and live.

    Don’t let lack of nutrition and saturation of chemicals send you down the tube to termination.


    1. Mr Wizard November 28, 2020 1:59 pm Reply

      Do we really need this James/Kimo to attempt to elucidate the complexities? We have scientists who do this full time.


  2. Nottoday November 26, 2020 5:01 am Reply

    I agree with this but would like to add to it: if you have a strong immune system you can be exposed to Covid 19 (or the flu or a cold) and not “catch it” at all – to the point that you will not even develop antibodies (so, exposure doesn’t equal antibodies). I’ve seen evidence of this in clinic (mainland). Another factor seems to be healthy Vitamin D levels (see studies, not only recent, but years back as related to SARS in the middle east). Shut-ins and city dwellers tend to have lower Vitamin D levels. If you have naturally darker skin or tan easily, your skin is also doing a better job of screening out the natural vitamin D you get from the sun, which can reflect in lower Vitamin D levels (so get your levels tested if you’re worried). The majority of Covid 19 deaths in the US are from residents of nursing homes (That’s why you see the reports that the victim died at home – nursing homes are considered their home). Think about the high percentage of nursing home patients dying from this and then consider what conditions of daily living they experience that make them more vulnerable. It’s not just Vitamin D, but other things that can be done to prevent illness and also to recover faster. When I hear “There is no treatment” it angers me. Yes. There. Is.


  3. Dave Stokley November 26, 2020 7:30 am Reply

    Well done, Kimo. I agree with you completely. I am amazed with the number of people who don’t ask why, they just follow orders and walk around like zombies. We need more people who will say enough is enough. Open everything up, take off the mask and start living in a free environment again. Let the chips fall where they may. Life is a risk and it always ends in physical death.


    1. James Z November 27, 2020 8:37 am Reply

      You seemed to have missed this important statement by Mr. Rosen: “Please continue to wear a mask when and where required by law.” I don’t think people are ‘walking around like zombies’. They’re just concerned citizens abiding by a law they may or may not fulling agree with and do know that it does provide some degree of protection for the most vulnerable in the society they live in. Just because someone may have underlying conditions, it doesn’t mean you have a right to jeopardize their health through your definition of what ‘freedom’ is.


  4. Jonas Salk November 26, 2020 8:41 am Reply

    TGI PLEASE stop giving this guy a platform to spew misinformation. It’s irresponsible and one can only surmise that TGI is in agreement or just ignorant to facts.
    Really Kimo? “You don’t get sick, but your immune system still makes protective antibodies. This is what stopped polio in the United States.”
    Any elementary school kid knows that Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine is what stopped polio in the United States not any sort of herd immunity.


    1. Jonas November 26, 2020 8:12 pm Reply

      Censorship. Hmm, yea that sounds about par for the curse. Pun intended.


      1. Guy November 28, 2020 12:28 pm Reply

        Please look up the word “censorship” and then explain how i applies to a private business.


  5. Kali Yuga November 26, 2020 1:44 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing James. But I’m afraid most people don’t actually want it to be over, especially people in power. They want to continue enjoying the new restrictions we’ve been put under. And many people seem to enjoy wearing their face diapers/muzzles, they like signalling that they’re a willing and compliant participant in this massive occult ritual.


  6. Vahine November 27, 2020 6:35 am Reply

    Why is the GI allowing such dangerous medical misinformation? There should be a « warning » label for this sad ignorant op ltr.
    Herd immunity will not work with this virus! False and dangerous information. Many, many more people will die before anything close to resembling herd immunity will begin to happen… Are you willing to risk more than another 250,000+ deaths, plus all the residual health issues caused, in order to stop wearing a mask? And not everyone who’s been infected has antibodies that stay. NOBODY IS IMMUNE FROM THIS VIRUA EVEN AFTER YOUʻVE HAD IT!!! My husband and I both had Covid – three months later we had no antibodies, but I now have an inflamed heart and scarred lungs because of it! Tōkō us months to get our breath Black, plus more… Do not forget people – there are heaps of long term residual effects from this virus! Geezzz, what happened to caring about our community? Too many uncaring, selfish people these days… What happened to people here? Crazy.


    1. Vahine November 27, 2020 6:40 am Reply

      E kala mai for my typos – “breath back…”. (Not black!) Spell check keeps changing my words! Ugh! Aloha.


  7. LTEreader November 27, 2020 1:17 pm Reply

    James:
    Did you get your medical degree at Trump University? Did you know you may be entitled to compensation? LOL.

    Kali Yuga:
    SMH at the audacity of some COVIDIOT comments lately, the ignorance is astounding. It’s not a signal that anyone is “willing and compliant participant in this massive occult ritual.” It’s being respectful to other human beings by wearing a mask during a worldwide pandemic. Another Trump University graduate perhaps?


  8. Ikashibi November 29, 2020 10:44 am Reply

    I think we have reached a point whereby Mr. Rosen’s ignorant spewing should come with a bs disclaimer. I will acknowledge his right to his own opinion, no matter how misinformed.
    And to the anti-maskers, Bill Gates wonders why you are still wearing pants in public! Isn’t that a violation of our rights? You bet. ” they like signalling that they’re a willing and compliant participant in this massive occult ritual.” Ok then.


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