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How long will vaccines protect us long term?

April 15th, 2021|

A few months ago, I wrote an article on delayed immunity. The term for that is anamnestic response. Antibodies represent immediate immunity. At that time most people were not talking about antibodies from COVID immunization. That is now the case. So a refresher appeared to make sense. When we have an infection we develop antibodies. After the infection the antibody levels can be measured. That is how we typically determine if people remain protected against the illness. If antibodies are present, the patient is protected. Those antibodies are produced by one type of immune cell. For example a study has looked at antibody levels in humans who have had hepatitis B vaccine in infancy. At the 20-year point only 37 percent of them still had measurable antibody levels. They were then given an additional dose of the vaccine and checked. This was done to look at the function of the second group of immune cells in the body. This group of cells does not put out antibodies on a regular basis. However, they have a memory for previous infections. All patients, regardless of antibody levels, poured out a huge number of antibodies to the infection into the bloodstream [...]


Fried Chicken Dinner at Wheatley Methodist Church

April 15th, 2021|

Wheatley Methodist Church will hold a fried chicken dinner on Saturday, April 17. The carry out meal will include: four pieces fried chicken, red skinned potatoes, succotash, dessert and roll. Suggested donation $12/platter. Dinners will be served between 3 and 5 p.m. Wheatley Church is located at the intersection of MD Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road outside Galestown, Md. (two miles north of Sharptown and two miles south of Eldorado).   Pre order is encouraged. Call 302-542-0766 to place an order. Leave message, if no answer, including number of dinners requested, name and call back number so we may verify your order. Proceeds to benefit Historic Wheatley Methodist Protestant Church Preservation project. Current Maryland COVID-19 guidelines requiring mask and social distancing will be followed.

Soul Outreach offers in- person services

April 15th, 2021|

Soul Outreach Christian Church and Ministries, located at 11475 Commercial Lane (beside Dutch Market) in Laurel, will offer in-person services. Masks or face shields must be worn. There will be social distance seating. Saturday evening prayer will take place at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning services are at 11:30 a.m.


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Kathie Payne, 67

Kathie Payne of Laurel passed away at her home on April 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Eschol Mariner and Effie Mae Wootten Mariner. [...]

Dorothy “Dot” Dulis, 87

Dorothy “Dot” Dulis of Laurel passed away on April 5, 2021 at the Delmar Manor in Delmar, Md., surrounded by her loving family. Born in Princess Anne, she was the daughter of the late Charles [...]

Jacqueline Elizabeth Current

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jacqueline announces her sudden passing on April 8. Jackie will be remembered for her radiant smile, competitive spirit, compassion and giving nature. Jackie was born on [...]

Paul W. Coffin, Jr.

Paul W. Coffin, Jr. made his journey to be with Our Lord on Jan. 20, 2021 at the TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford after several years of a struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and the dark cloud [...]

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