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  • Jean B. says:

    I need to know why, after having covid for 2 months and having after effects, I have tested negative 2 times for antibodies. How does this happen?

  • MBA says:

    My brother has tested covid. Doctor told him, he is positive. It has been 1 months. Still no symptom and no reacting is appeared. What is the reason? It was miracle or any scientific reason behind this scene? On the other hand many people are suffering due to the positive result. Please guide me.

  • N. says:

    Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!

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  • Michael Honig says:

    Dear Dr. Collins,
    As a lay-person I have found your “Director’s Blog” tremendously informative and quite inspirational. You present complex ideas in an understandable and interesting way that adds insight into the science and also the presents the context of “why is this important?” And, “where does it take us next?”
    One key aspect of your approach to presenting biomedical science is that you highlight less the “answers” but focus the attention on how these advances move us closer to other important questions.
    I’m writing because I feel you failed to highlight one of the most significant and perhaps most valuable and lasting effects of your 1100 blog posts. One cannot read any one of your posts without feeling a sense of curiosity and adventure. Science advances when critical thinking and intense curiosity meet. Your ability to stir the curiosity of readers and introduce them to new directions of exploration will inevitably be one of your lasting legacies and lead to even greater scientific advances. I don’t doubt that there are researchers who right now are creating experiments to solve riddles that you alluded to, and they were stirred to action by your blog posts. There are probably also students and others who have entered the biomedical sciences because of your abiding example. It’s not hyperbole to say that all of their future contributions will reflect back to you.
    You’ve received many honors and awards. Reading your bio on the NIH website I saw that among them is the Templeton Prize, celebrating scientific and spiritual curiosity. I’m guessing that might be one that you feel most proud of.
    Good luck in your future endeavors and enjoy this break.
    Happy holidays and let’s hope 2022 brings relief and understanding to the world.

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  • Gayla Hargrove says:

    I am 75 and have been exposed numerous times to people with covid before it was recognized as a serious epidemic and a few times after by accident. I have never gotten sick even after close contact. I got the first vaccine (Moderna) and within that first week thought I was going to die. My brain felt like it was swollen with the most dreadful headaches and passing out. I went deaf and needed rods into my ear drums to let the fluid out. The worse is that I went from going to the gym a few times a week for a treadmill workout to not being able to walk to my mail box. I used the electric riding carts when I went shopping as I could no longer walk over 5 minutes up an aisle as it felt as if I was wading through cement. I kept going to the doctor and telling everyone the vaccine gave me arthritis for it all started within three days with my joints (especially hips) hurting. My heart doctor sent me for tests, and I had calcium calcification in my leg arteries and needed immediate surgery (for they can travel to heart or brain and cause death). These are like the stones usually found in gall bladders or kidney stones, but I had them in my legs. I wanted it reported but every time I tried to relate it to the vaccine, I was told many things occur with those my age. I only wonder if others had these symptoms–and no, I did not get any more vaccines.

  • Sanford Weinstein says:

    Might this procedure be useful in identifying latent infections with other viruses. Shingles and possibly polio are candidates for such examination.

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  • HH says:

    Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!

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