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Antibodies are good

Just got back from donating a tiny vial of blood to the covid-19 antibody research study sponsored by St. Joseph's Medical Center. If you are a member of the Merced community, the SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Research Study will test you for covid antibodies for free. Just call the Research Coordinator Office at (209) 564-3607, schedule an appointment to sign consents at the UC Davis Cancer Center, pop next door to 315 Mercy Ave to get your blood drawn, and they'll call you if you've got antibodies.
Also known as immunoglobulins (Ig--not to be confused with IG, for instagram), antibodies are part of your body's immune system. An antagonist is a bad guy, but antibodies are good. They are your body's microscopic, globular, Y-shaped secret weapons. You want antibodies. Having the right antibodies in your blood means you won't have to get three more hepetitis B vaccines, two more measles-mumps-rubella vaccines, or whatever other big honking shots the MA at your doctor's o…

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