ANTIBODIES AND RAPID TES KITS FOR CIVID 19 IN DELHI, PUNJAB & SOME OTHER STATES:
An antibody test is a screening for things called antibodies(ANTIGENS) in the blood. The body makes these when it fights an infection/Virus, like COVID-19 for example . The same happens when you get a vaccine, like a flu shotpolio,dphtheriaetc. So these antibodies will fight the disease causing Virus.That’s how you build immunity to a virus. So the Anti bodies produced in our Blood is Virus Specific . May produce Antibodies to one or more viruses. It is also called a serology test. What Delhi and Punjab have done and the study says that 29% of the Delhi population has developed Antibodies to Covid19 virus . That is a sizable percentage . If the percentage reaches 70 % and above , the Residents get a Tag that they have developed Antibodies and immune to that specific Virus .
We have some Questions to be clarified before we think we are immune to the present type of Corona Sars CoV 2 virus :
* Does the Test refer to immunity to Covid 19 specifically or any of the other 3 types which aren’t as harmful ?
* If so how long the Immunity will last ?
* Will the people with Antibodies infect others ?
ICMR has said categorically that RTPCR is the Gold standard Test, to confirm Covid 19 , along with Rapid Antigen Test RTPCR is also done, as some false negatives are reported with Raid Antige Test .
IF ONLY IT IS PROVED THAT THE ANTIGEN PRESENT IS AGAINST THE PRESENT COVID 19 , AND ALL THE SCIENTISTS RESEARCHING, ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTIONS IN OUR MINDS , WHAT A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR US TILL WE GET THE VACCINE .
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1- Antigen - a small portion of the virus, detection of which in the saliva or blood will indicate that the individual is harbouring the virus.
2- Antibody - is a protein response to the virus. This may either mean active infection or past infection. since antibodies stay in the blood for quite some time even after the infection is cleared.
3- RT- PCR - is test where a small portion of the active component (nucleic acid) of the virus is amplified. This is a highly sensitive and very specific test of active infection but takes time, expertise and equipment is costly.
Therefore, worldover, scientists are trying to screen individuals suspected of infection with either of the first two tests and if they are positive, then go for the third test.
Please read only news items and articles published in scientific journals. Please do not rely on newspaper reports. Articles published in scientific journals (which are checked by experts in the field for accuracy) should be the only source of information. Many of these journals have open access, so one need not pay for reading them. Moreover, in the last 30 years, scientific writing has to conform to a certain style so that non scientists can also understand the main gist of the article published.
Now, kindly read the attached article.
V.D.Ramanathan MBBS, PhD (London),]
Scientist G (Retd)
Indian Council of Medical Reasearch. more
Private hospitals profits are soaring,Govt hospital doctors and other supporting staff are dieing Govt does not provide enough stuff for testing and asking them to achieve unpractical targets
Why is this descriminations more
They could be litle more gentle if they find taking the saliva tase (by gargle )a bit difficult . more