Month: May 2021
Immunity 🦠: It’s in Your Bones 🦴
There has been some confusion around the topic of how long Coronavirus immunity lasts, so it’s nice to see some new info about it. This is not the first time we’ve seen evidence that Coronavirus immunity is long-lasting, well beyond the life of your active antibodies.
Yes, antibodies fight an active infection. But your immunity does not end there. Memory of the virus lives in your bone marrow 🤯 as “memory B cells”. You can literally feel it in your bones. 😉
These B cells retain intel on the virus you had previously fought off so your body can produce fresh antibodies quickly on re-exposure. B cells last for years, if not your entire life. And they’re flexible and can deal with variants as well.
So if you’ve been vaccinated or had the virus and recovered, enjoy your amazing immune system and go forth and conquer!
Making a Splash
Making a splash 🦆 #kid #splash #rain #adidas #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone #mcgkids via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CPRnsF6FLvS/
When monsters strike
When monsters strike. 🤖 This beast can level a house in minutes. #excavator #construction #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone #monster via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CPMuttqFLeg/
The Cerne Abbas Giant
Next time in England, it would be fun to visit some of the ancient geoglyphs etched into chalk in the hills there.
The Cerne Abbas Giant, for one, is 180 feet tall and has a 26-foot-long, uh, thing. People visit it for fertility. 🤔
👉 The Mysterious Origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant (The New Yorker)
And there are plenty of others with odd stories. Always a good excuse to get out to some otherwise random English countryside.