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Vejon Health2024-04-06
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The video features Gert vanen Bosch discussing vaccine development, immune escape, and the impact of COVID-19 variants. He emphasizes the need for safer vaccines and understanding immune responses. The discussion covers the evolution of viruses, vaccine efficacy, and the emergence of new variants like Omicron. The speaker highlights the importance of cytotoxic T cells, immune system dynamics, and the potential risks of immune pathology. Overall, he urges proactive measures, preparedness, and a deeper understanding of immune responses to combat evolving viruses effectively.

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Gert vanen Bosch shares his experience in veterinary medicine, molecular biology, immunology, and virology, working with vaccine companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
He founded his own vaccine company and consultancy business, collaborating with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
Vanen Bosch highlights the significance of comprehending the relationship between adjuvants and antigens in vaccines to enhance vaccine development.
Reflections on managing Ebola program and transition to natural killer cell vaccines.
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination efforts emphasized.
Acknowledgment of anti-vaccine sentiments and advocacy for vaccine safety and efficacy.
Emphasis on safer vaccine alternatives stimulating innate immunity without live viruses.
Call for reevaluation of profit-driven motives in vaccine industry and revision of protocols for improved safety and effectiveness.
Immune escape phenomenon and the role of vaccines in driving viral variants.
Professionals disagree on the impact of vaccines on viral variants.
Understanding spike protein structure and mutations leading to different variants is crucial.
Continuous mutation process may impact vaccine effectiveness.
Speaker committed to sharing knowledge to address public health concerns related to immune escape.
Speaker expresses concern about the unpredictability of the pandemic despite low hospitalization rates.
Vaccine breakthrough infections may lead to production of broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting conserved domains.
Previous assumptions about antibody specificity are challenged by this new information.
Continued vigilance and adaptation are necessary in response to evolving variants.
Understanding the spike protein and immunology is crucial to address emerging challenges.
Key Highlights from the Video Segment:
Highly conserved Universal peptides found in various viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, are discussed.
Broadly neutralizing antibodies evolve to control virus infections.
Role of cytotoxic T cells in killing virus-infected cells is explained.
Antibodies are more effective in preventing infection by neutralizing the virus, while cytotoxic T cells act post-infection.
Importance of immune response evolution and timing of different immune components in combating evolving viruses is emphasized.
Immune responses and cytotoxic T cells play a crucial role in virus control.
Mutations in viral proteins are increasing transmissibility and affecting viral production.
Immune pressure on the virus is no longer selective, potentially limiting its ability to change.
Cryptic mutations and the need for compensation pose ongoing challenges in combating the virus.
Impact of viral mutations on transmission and replication speed.
Mutations in viral proteins can enhance transmission and replication, making it easier for the virus to enter cells and replicate efficiently in various cell types.
Importance of memory cells in rapid virus clearance.
Lack of memory against coronaviruses hinders quick clearance, allowing for viral reproduction before elimination.
Role of memory T cells in virus spread.
Absence of memory T cells delays recognition and killing of infected cells, contributing to virus spread, especially in mild or asymptomatic cases.
Significance of memory T cell response in understanding virus transmission and clearance.
The complexity of the memory T cell response is crucial in comprehending how viruses are transmitted and eliminated from the body.
The peptide mimics a cell self-peptide to trigger cell killing and prevent autoimmunity.
Virus-infected cells present the peptide, leading to cytotoxic T cell responses.
Low internalization of the peptide does not activate non-memory cytotoxic T cells.
Mutations in the virus can make antibodies and memory T cells ineffective, diminishing the immune system's ability to target the virus.
Vaccines may result in suboptimal immune responses but can protect against severe COVID-19 disease.
Implications of new virus variants on protection against severe disease.
New variants can evade neutralizing antibodies, reducing protection against severe disease.
Omicron variant's different entry mechanism raises concerns about decreased protection.
Non-neutralizing antibodies play a key role in preventing infection, emphasizing the need for a conserved antigenic site.
Antibody-dependent enhancement of infection is identified as a potential risk factor.
The impact of changes in viruses through glycosylation and sugar chain insertion on immune defenses.
The role of neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies in affecting viral particle transfer to susceptible cells and vaccine efficacy.
Mutations in dominant virus lineages leading to increased inflammation and altered immune responses.
The potential reduction in effectiveness of CTL responses and increase in CD4 T cell responses due to virus evolution.
The importance of understanding virus evolution and immune system interactions for developing effective vaccination strategies.
Impact of non-neutralizing antibodies on virus virulence.
Non-neutralizing antibodies target specific proteins of variants, with some showing subneutralizing activity.
ELISAs are not accurately reflecting true neutralizing effects, resulting in misleading results.
Subneutralizing antibodies recognize the entire virus but not individual receptor binding domains.
Subneutralizing antibodies act as a shield around the virus, inhibiting infection without full neutralizing capability.
Risks of new influenza variant H1N1 spreading among animals and potential human crossover.
Predictions of higher death rates than COVID due to the evolving nature of viruses.
Impact of mass vaccination on viral dynamics and continuous immune escape through vaccine breakthrough infections.
Delay in solving the problem seen as a safeguarding mechanism for non-vaccinated population to develop better immunity.
Inefficiency of current strategies in combating evolving viruses questioned.
Key Highlight: Importance of CTL responses in combating SARS-CoV-2 and other infections.
CTL responses play a crucial role in making flu infections asymptomatic.
Universal peptide recognized by CTL responses is found in the Infectious protein of different viruses, affecting infection spread.
Immune system disturbances can increase susceptibility to infections and immune-mediated diseases like cancers.
Population immunity disruptions have wide-ranging effects on health outcomes and disease emergence, highlighting the interconnected nature of immune responses.
Progression of the Omicron variant and implications of non-neutralizing antibodies.
Non-neutralizing antibodies induced by vaccinations bind to a conserved domain in the spike protein, accelerating infection and causing vaccine breakthrough infections.
Broadly neutralizing antibodies suggest a less selective immune response, potentially effective against other variants.
More infectious Omicron descendants are emerging, highlighting the importance of universal cytotoxic T cells targeting conserved epitopes.
Immune pathology increase due to less CTL activation and shift in virus absorption to dendritic cells in upper respiratory tract.
Long COVID cases result from immune pathology causing CD4 T cell responses instead of CD8.
Virus absorption shift indicates phase of inhibiting non-neutralizing antibodies.
Virus now competing based on transmissibility and productivity, leading to emergence of cryptic variants locally.
Variants must resist neutralizing antibodies, be more infectious, and have better productivity to stay in the race.
The evolution of a highly virulent coronavirus strain, GN1, and the implications of maximum transmissibility.
Under pressure, the virus may become more infectious and transmissible within hosts, increasing productivity.
Steric immune silencing involves expanding the virus's glycans to prevent non-neutralizing antibody attachment.
Glycosylation plays a crucial role in virus recognition, with 40% of the virus surface covered by glycans.
Expanding the virus's glycans is suggested as a strategy to combat highly transmissible viruses.
Glycosilation can hide antigenic sites, reducing access for non-neutralizing antibodies.
Diminished fitness and infectivity in viruses can result from this mechanism.
Infection enhancement can occur when non-neutralizing antibodies boost the infectiousness of weakened viruses.
The importance of readiness for severe disease is underscored, with prophylactic antiviral treatments recommended.
The rapid evolution of viruses is demonstrated by the emergence of the Omicron variant with multiple Spike domain mutations.
Importance of understanding evolutionary dynamics and immune pressure in virus transmission.
Warning of potential chaos and healthcare system crashes despite low COVID-19 cases.
Urging people to take preparations seriously based on 30 years of experience in vaccinology and infectious diseases.
Emphasizing the significance of natural immunity and vaccination in combating the virus.
Credibility based on extensive study and expertise in the field, highlighting the seriousness of the situation and need for proactive measures.
Impact of mRNA vaccines on immune responses in elderly individuals before exposure to the virus.
Elderly individuals vaccinated before exposure may have increased risk of breakthrough infections.
Emphasis on the importance of innate immunity for a robust response in killing the virus initially.
Warning about the imminent threat of evolving variants and the need for preparedness for significant losses in the future.
Disruption of host-pathogen equilibrium and potential end of pandemic through natural restoration.
Current mass vaccination approach may result in immune escape and pathology.
Transition to a new phase is necessary, leading to shifts in immune responses and excess deaths.
Understanding immune pathology and consequences of vaccination strategies is crucial.
Importance of taking antivirals prophylactically after perceiving outbreak signals.
Emphasis on rapid spread of viruses globally.
Willingness to face consequences to save lives.
Thanking audience for support and highlighting the significance of health and safety.