After a few years of the left and Silicon Valley’s big-tech companies punishing anyone who spoke out about Natural Immunity’s effectiveness in stopping COVID infections, Isreal and the CDC are now reporting some findings which support these individuals after all.
Natural immunity better protects against the Delta strain of COVID-19 than a vaccine, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday.
Researchers examined COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations from May through November 2021 in California and New York. The research team examined case and hospitalization rates among four cohorts of people: the unvaccinated and previously uninfected, the vaccinated and previously infected, the unvaccinated with a previous COVID-19 diagnosis, and the vaccinated with a previous COVID-19 diagnosis.
The study found that the natural immunity obtained through recovering from a bout of COVID-19 gave people a much greater degree of protection against the Delta strain of COVID-19 than receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The study said:
By the week beginning October 3, compared with COVID-19 cases rates among unvaccinated persons without a previous COVID-19 diagnosis, case rates among vaccinated persons without a previous COVID-19 diagnosis were 6.2-fold (California) and 4.5-fold (New York) lower; rates were substantially lower among both groups with previous COVID-19 diagnoses, including 29.0-fold (California) and 14.7-fold lower (New York) among unvaccinated persons with a previous diagnosis, and 32.5-fold (California) and 19.8-fold lower (New York) among vaccinated persons with a previous diagnosis of COVID-19.
During the same period, compared with hospitalization rates among unvaccinated persons without a previous COVID-19 diagnosis, hospitalization rates in California followed a similar pattern. These results demonstrate that vaccination protects against COVID-19 and related hospitalization, and that surviving a previous infection protects against a reinfection and related hospitalization. Importantly, infection-derived protection was higher after the Delta variant became predominant, a time when vaccine-induced immunity for many persons declined because of immune evasion and immunologic waning (2,5,6).
The researchers urged caution in drawing conclusions from the study, noting that the vaccine afforded people better protection from COVID-19 variants prior to Delta. Read more