Many of the vaccine mandates being implemented in the wake of FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine make no exceptions for regular testing or proof of natural immunity through prior infection.
Biden’s top health adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has claimed that the vaccines provide greater immunity. But the conventional wisdom prior to the pandemic and at least 15 scientific studies on COVID indicate the opposite.
The studies show, points out Daniel Horowitz in a column for the Blaze, “that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is broader, more durable, and longer-lasting than any of the shots on the market today.”
Horowitz notes that even the Centers for Disease Control is conceding that immunity from the vaccines, particularly the Pfizer shot, is rapidly waning. A recent Mayo Clinic study, for example, found Pfizer’s efficacy against infection is only 42%.
In contrast, studies show that prior infection provides near-perfect immunity, even against the delta variant.
Further, those who receive the experimental mRNA shots after having been infected with COVID are associated with 4.4 times increased odds of clinically significant side effects.
“Thus, it is as scandalous as it is unnecessary to vaccinate those with prior infection, even if one supports vaccination for those without prior immunity,” Horowitz wrote.
Among the 15 studies is one by Washington University of St. Louis, published May 24 in the journal Nature.
“People who recover [even] from mild COVID-19 have bone-marrow cells that can churn out antibodies for decades,” the researchers said.
The study supports an in-vitro study in Singapore that found that people who were infected 17 years ago with SARS-1 had immunity against
SARS-CoV-2 — or COVID-19 — even if they never had COVID-19.
A study of 1,359 previously infected health care workers in the Cleveland Clinic system found that not a single one was reinfected 10 months into the pandemic.
Another study, by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and Emory University in Atlanta published July 14 in Cell Medicine, found most recovered COVID patients produced durable antibodies.
They concluded “broad and effective immunity may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients.”
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, published May 12 found that natural infection conveys much stronger mucosal immunity than being vaccinated.
“In fact,” Horowitz pointed out, “studies now show that infected vaccinated people contain just as much viral load in their nasopharynx as those unvaccinated, a clearly unmistakable conclusion from the virus spreading wildly in many areas with nearly every adult vaccinated.”
In a study published Sunday, Israeli researchers found that antibodies decreased much more slowly among those with prior infection than those who were vaccinated.
Irish researchers, in a paper published in Wiley Review on May 18, reviewed 11 cohort studies with more than 600,000 total recovered COVID patients who were followed up with over 10 months.
The key finding was that unlike the vaccine, after about four to six months, they found among those who had been naturally infected “no study reporting an increase in the risk of reinfection over time.”
A Cornell University study published in the Lancet on April 27 found no evidence of a decrease in immunity for over seven months after being naturally infected.
Horowitz pointed out that “as early as March 27, among the many accurate statements Dr. Fauci made before he became a political animal, he declared he was ‘really confident’ in the immunity conferred by prior infection.”
“That was long before 17 months of data and dozens of studies confirmed that,” Horowitz wrote.
“Yet, today, there are thousands of doctors and nurses with infinitely better immunity than what the vaccines can confer who are losing their jobs during a staffing crisis for not getting the shots.”
He concluded: “Just know that the big lie about natural immunity is perhaps the most verifiable lie, but it is likely not the only lie with devastating consequences we are being told about the virus, the vaccines, and alternative treatment options.”
‘People become immune by surviving infection’
In May, the Food and Drug Administration issued guidance stating a vaccine is still needed to confirm immunity from the COVID-19 virus.
The FDA said “antibody tests should not be used at this time to determine immunity or protection against COVID-19 at any time, and especially after a person has received a COVID-19 vaccination.”
At the time, Yale University epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch pointed to the empirical study data contradicting that claim.
He pointed to a massive study in Israel finding that people who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the previous three or more months had at least as much protection against new infection, hospitalization and death as vaccinated people.
“People become immune by surviving infection,” argued Risch, professor of epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine.
In an email to WND in May, he explained that serum antibodies and T-cell antibodies – the white blood cells that attack infections – demonstrate past history of infection.
Risch said the FDA is correct that antibodies from infection are not the same as post-vaccination antibodies.
But this is irrelevant, he contended.
“These natural antibodies are proof of past infection,” said Risch. “Past infection is extremely strong evidence of immunity.”