December 24, 2018 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #1650425
It’s to expose the person’s immune system to a controlled amount of the virus or bacteria so that the immune system learns to fight the disease naturally, without antibiotics! It’s like homeopathy, but it doesn’t get stronger when diluted.December 24, 2018 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #1651153
hafleh vofeleh! I feel as though this may be the future of medicine…..
though you know how some ppl feel about these new radical ideas…December 24, 2018 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #1651175
Didn’t that happen naturally in the old days, when the life expectancy was under 40, and that was for those who survived infancy?December 24, 2018 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #1651243
uhhh no. in the olden days when people came in contact with a virus it was not a controlled amount, therefore their immune system couldn’t stand up to it…December 24, 2018 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1651270
Immunotheraphy is a means of using ones immune system to kill his cancer cells.December 24, 2018 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1651271
Immunotheraphy is not a prevention, but vaccines are. It streghtens the anti bodies before illnes to kill disease.December 24, 2018 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1651280
Great idea! The problem is that if we just give someone an infected blanket or something, they might not catch the disease. What effective and efficient way is there to deliver such a controlled virus?December 24, 2018 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #1651291December 24, 2018 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1651300
Actually, in the really old days people who worked with cows would contact a benign version of cowpox which was uncomfortable, but manageable. Unbeknownst to people, cowpox was similar enough to smallpox that they would be immune to it. So cow farmers and dairy maids had a much greater survival rate than most others during epidemics.December 25, 2018 7:34 am at 7:34 am #1651441
Um.. RB, Your description of “natural” disease prevention is basically a description of vaccination. – controlled exposure to pathogens to stimulate the immune system to create antibodies that provide resistance to said pathogen.December 25, 2018 10:33 am at 10:33 am #1651563
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Tongue in cheek. Wouldn’t death prevent future illness?December 25, 2018 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #1651969
I forgot to mention, often the bacteria or virus has to be killed or inactivated for safety, but it works better with live ones.December 27, 2018 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #1653190
cringing for all the people who didn’t realise that RY23 was kidding….
unless of course he wasn’t and I am just exceptionally slow!
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