COVID-19 Natural immunity more effective than vaccine, research suggests
Natural Infection from COVID-19 offers a considerably stronger immunity from the illness and greater protection against the Delta variant of the virus than vaccines, according to a newly published medical study.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has publicly argued that natural immunity for those who contracted COVID-19 makes it unnecessary to get vaccinated. He said the new study conducted in Israel destroys the argument made by some state lawmakers, as well as controversial medical professionals, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who advocate for vaccinations and the proposed requirement that all individuals carry vaccine cards as proof.
“To every snot-nosed ‘journalist’ who accosted me in the halls of Congress and spouted Fauci-isms denigrating natural immunity – read the science,” tweeted Paul. He posted the story on Twitter Monday.
According to the research reported reported in the Scientific American Thursday: “the natural immune protection that develops after a SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield against the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a large Israeli study that some scientists wish came with a ‘Don’t try this at home’ label.”
“The newly released data show people who once had a SARS-CoV-2 infection were much less likely than vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19,” the research stated.
According to the study “vaccinated individuals were 27 times more likely to get a symptomatic COVID infection than those with natural immunity from COVID.”
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