Open Thread | Been Looking For A COVID Story Like This

I have been wondering if these people existed. At the very least, they were needed to help study COVID.


He unknowingly had Covid-19. Now his blood contains rare antibodies.

“The truth is I could come up with no real answers other than perhaps God has a plan for me,” said John Hollis. “Or maybe I’m just lucky as hell.”

Jan. 14, 2021, 4:03 AM CST

By Curtis Bunn

With his roommate in dire health from the coronavirus last spring, it did not take much for John Hollis to believe he would also contract the highly infectious, deadly disease. He was so concerned about what could happen that he penned a letter to his teenage son, Davis, in case “things went downhill fast,” Hollis said.

It turned out that Hollis unknowingly already had Covid-19 and may have unwittingly infected his roommate.

Hollis, the communications manager at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, learned in July that he fell into a rare category of people whose blood could help scientists understand Covid-19 and potentially treat those who fall ill.

Covid-19, it seems, cannot harm him, said Dr. Lance Liotta, a George Mason University pathologist and bioengineer who is leading the school’s clinical trials on antibodies.

Hollis, 54, a former journalist, learned that his blood is fortified with so-called super antibodies — antibodies that neutralize the virus, which, even when diluted 10,000 times, still resists Covid-19, Liotta said.

It is a medical phenomenon found in less than 5 percent of the population who have contracted the coronavirus, a study indicates, making Hollis and his blood valuable resources in identifying potential treatments for Covid-19, Liotta said.

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64 Responses to Open Thread | Been Looking For A COVID Story Like This

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    Opinion: My niece Kamala Harris will unite America with the values her mother instilled in her

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      He’s going to be competing with Cruz and Hawley for the MAGA base.

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