Boomer Banter: Putin and Erdogan Compare Antibody Levels

The New Normals' smalltalk

Editor’s note: If you thought the weather smalltalk was laborious and cringe get ready for the Brave New World take on it; the antibodies smalltalk.

Vladimir Putin broke two weeks of self-isolation to meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan in person Wednesday, but the Turkish leader seemed unimpressed with the Russian president’s immunity to Covid-19, and his offer of a locally made booster shot.

“It’s very low,” was Erdogan’s response after Putin reported his antibody level (“around 15 or 16”), according to video broadcast on Russian state TV. Putin was describing the outbreak among dozens of his staff earlier this month that led him to shift from in-person meetings to videoconferences.

“My antibody level, for example, is above 1,000,” Erdogan told him.

Putin brushed off the gap as a matter of different scales of measurement. “Specialists told me mine was high,” he said. “I spent a whole day with an infected person and didn’t get sick.” [Was that in “self-isolation”?]

“So if you’re going to get re-vaccinated, do it with Sputnik V,” Putin said, referring to the Russian-made shot that he received earlier this year.

“I took BioNTech for that,” Erdogan demurred, referring to the shot produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. Turkey approved Sputnik V for use in April, but has used very little as Russia hasn’t delivered enough doses of the second shot, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in August.

“Next time, then,” Putin said, before shaking Erdogan’s hand and sending him on his way.

Source: Bloomberg

  1. joe says

    Just shows you how thick these world leaders are.

    1. yuri says

      confusing your senile veg prez with actual leaders…LOL

      1. Raptar Driver says

        Putin is a puppet too just a different kind.

  2. Emmet John Sweeney says

    I really didn’t think Putin was that stupid.

  3. ken says

    For the love of God.

    Two national leaders discussing a disease with a 99.87% survival rate. 99.7% for their age. Scary eh!

    Does anyone really think this was just chit chat between the two and not at all meant for the billions of gullibles?

  4. john223 says

    Good vs Evil. Erdogan would not have survived without Putin. Syria would not have survived without Putin and Iran and Hesbollah. Turkey’s Army are terrorist,thieves, and vandals because of Erdoggy.

  5. TomR says

    It looks like Putin lied. He was asked for some number, didn’t know the aswer, but didn’t want to show his lack of knowledge, so he gave a random number like 15 as an answer.

    Erdogan looks genuinely aged. Is it because of a vaccine? Spike protein – from both vaccines and a virus – is known to change state of cells from normal cells to senescent cells (old-age cells).

  6. Micheal Petrovich says

    My antibody level is 366 and that after having Covid, 9 months ago and no vaccine.

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