How Your Innate Immune System Fights Covid

On March 18, 2021, Dr. Ryan Cole, M.D., spoke on issues surrounding Covid-19 at the Idaho State Capitol. The following transcript is the first part of his presentation, and this installment serves a Part 1 of a 5-part series. Dr. Cole is a Board Certified, Mayo Clinic trained pathologist who has been in practice for 18 years. He is the CEO and Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics in Boise, Idaho and is unaffiliated with any political party or organization.

Editor’s note: Despite several Idaho news organizations and some in the medical field seeking to discredit and smear Dr. Cole with false allegations and character assassination, the staff at True Idaho News has reviewed the data provided by Dr. Cole and thus presents it here with confidence. True Idaho News does not receive advertising money nor bonuses from pharmaceutical companies or vaccine manufacturers, nor does it receive CARES Act money. True Idaho News has no reason to withhold valid and verifiable facts from the citizens of Idaho.

COVID AND CHILDREN

Now that we can do a retrospective analysis, we know that children and young people remain at a low risk for Covid mortality. Out of the 74,000,000 children in the United States aged 0-18, there have 226 deaths this year (as of March 17, 2021). Every death is a tragedy. It hurts us. I know that.

The same amount – or more – die from the flu every year. So far this year, there have been 178 deaths from the flu in children. 

All “caused” deaths among children this year number over 37,000.

We also know the risk factors for deaths in children that have passed away from Covid are identical to the risk factors for adults. We know that those who pass from Covid have, on average, 2.6 co-morbidities. Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders – those risks that children pass from are the same. So, if you look at the children in the United States, 99.999997% did not die from Covid.  That’s good news, and that’s how we should be reporting statistics.  Look at how well we’re doing – this is fantastic.

Why are these children doing so well?  Because they are not little adults.  Their immune systems are different than ours. When they’re in schools, when they’re together, they live in their little petri dishes and share their germs. That’s how you build an immune system. You eat dirt, you play in the mud, you play with cats and puppies.

An immune system, in order to be strong, has to be active.

HOW YOUR INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHTS COVID

If you sat in a chair for three weeks straight and tried to stand up and jog around the block, it’s not going to go well. Your muscles are not in shape. You’re weak. If you don’t tune your immune system, it’s wasted and weak.  We need to be exposed to things.

We hear a lot in the news about antibodies. Antibodies are a memory for something that may come along in the future. What you want is a strong, immediate response – that’s your innate immune system.  You innate immune system is mostly your T-cells, and a type of cell called a natural killer cell.  I like to make the comparison that your natural killer cells go through your body and they shake hands with every cell in your body all day long, asking, “Friend or Foe?” “Infected, or not infected?” Children have 2x – 3x more of these cells than adults do.  The older we get, the more those numbers wane.  And inside these cells are two enzymes. One is called a perforin, and one called a granzyme. So they shake hands, and if a cell is infected, they poke a hole with that perforin and then they throw a granzyme in there, like a little hand grenade.  It blows that cell up, gets the infection out of the way, and it gets mopped up.

We want a natural, innate immune system. Your natural innate killer immunity is, essentially, soldiers with bazooka’s and grenades.  Your antibodies are more like a maid with a broom and a plumber with a wrench. They’re for down the road.  When you get infected, that’s the after-effect for long-term immunity.  You want a strong innate immune system, and this is why children are doing so well. Their innate immune system sees something and says, “We can get rid of that!”

With Covid, a lot of us – every year, keep in mind, alpha coronaviruses can be 5-10%, or even 20% of the common cold, a lot of us have this cross-T-cell memory and immunity to coronavirus. Some studies show that 30-50% of our population already have innate memory to Covid-19, because we’ve all had common colds that have been coronaviruses.  In the Caroline Institute in Sweden, 70-80% of the people already have this innate T-cell memory to fight Covid-19, even though it wasn’t Covid-19, it was a coronavirus. And our bodies – this natural, innate soldier with a grenade – BOOM. And that’s why so many people are doing so well. Especially the children.

Read more from Dr. Cole’s presentation.

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