Meanwhile, Blue State workers with naturally acquired immunity begin filing lawsuits over draconian vaccine mandates
In light of Biden’s power-grabbing pandemic proposals, the Legal Insurrection team thought it might be a good idea to look at the protections offered from natural immunity after a coronavirus infection occurs.
A new Israeli study offers intriguing insights into the power of the human body to respond to infection. Data suggest that having SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) confers greater immunity to the Delta variant than the vaccine. I will note that the following information was published in Science, so I am going to assume our Big Tech overlords are not going to tag this as “misinformation.”
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 never-infected, vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19.
…The study, conducted in one of the most highly COVID-19–vaccinated countries in the world, examined medical records of tens of thousands of Israelis, charting their infections, symptoms, and hospitalizations between 1 June and 14 August, when the Delta variant predominated in Israel. It’s the largest real-world observational study so far to compare natural and vaccine-induced immunity to SARS-CoV-2, according to its leaders.
The research impresses Nussenzweig and other scientists who have reviewed a preprint of the results, posted yesterday on medRxiv. “It’s a textbook example of how natural immunity is really better than vaccination,” says Charlotte Thålin, a physician and immunology researcher at Danderyd Hospital and the Karolinska Institute who studies the immune responses to SARS-CoV-2. “To my knowledge, it’s the first time [this] has really been shown in the context of COVID-19.”
Natural immunity confers 10-13 times more protection from the virus and also prevents the development of more serious symptoms.
Stanford professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya fact-checks the U.S. @Surgeon_General on natural immunity:
“When you’ve recovered from COVID, you actually have very strong immunity against reinfection and against severe disease.” pic.twitter.com/dKwAVzmRcy
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) September 10, 2021
I would like to add one significant epidemiological caveat to this report: Opting for natural immunity instead of a vaccination does pose risk, as there are serious disease outcomes that do depend on personal factors (e.g., weight, age, and underlying health conditions).
However, people should be allowed to make the choice based on their own assessments of risk using information our press obfuscates.
Here is a great table from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that summarizes the risk levels for various age groups in comparison to the young adult cohort that should be highlighted often.
More and more public health officials are recognizing that COVID-19 cannot be contained and is transforming into endemic disease (e.g., chickenpox) that we will have to learn to deal with effectively. This is especially true because the virus appears to have been bioengineered to adhere readily to the tissues of the human respiratory system.
Due to the nature of SAERS-CoV-2, it is probable all of us will be infected with a variant of the coronavirus at some point, vaccinated or otherwise. Therefore, we are all eventually likely to acquire natural immunity.
Interestingly, blue state workers with natural immunity are suing over a proposed vaccine mandate.
Six Oregon workers subject to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates are asking a federal judge to require Oregon to carve out an exception for people like them who have acquired some degree of natural immunity after they got sick with the virus.
They contend in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Eugene that the state must more narrowly tailor its school employee, healthcare worker and state government employee vaccination mandates to exempt workers who already have some immunity against the virus because they contracted and recovered from it.
In addition to the Oregon workers, a University of California professor is suing the school system’s Board of Regents and president over a coronavirus vaccine mandate.
“I feel like I’m being treated unequally,” Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said, SBG reported. “If my immunity is as good, indeed, very likely better, than that conferred by the vaccine, there doesn’t seem to be any rational basis for discriminating against my form of immunity and requiring me to get a different form of immunity.”
Kheriaty, who serves as director of UCI’s Medical Ethics Program and is a member of the UC Office of the President Critical Care Bioethics Working Group, said he contracted the virus in July 2020 and had raised concerns over the vaccine mandate to school leaders. However, he said he was met “mostly with radio silence” before he filed the lawsuit.
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