Natural Immunity Provides ‘Similar Level of Protection’ to COVID Vax: U.K.’s Office for National Statistics

The Covid-19 vaccine provides no more protection than natural immunity.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Forbes is reporting people who previously contracted coronavirus have about the same level of protection against contracting the disease again as those fully vaccinated with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s jab, according to the findings of a study published Monday from U.K.’s Office of National Statistics (ONS).
  • “People who had previously recovered from Covid-19 were about 71% less likely to contract it a second time, the analysis found,” while “[t]wo doses of the Pfizer vaccine reduced the risk of contracting Covid-19 by around 73% compared to 62% for AstraZeneca’s vaccine.”
  • Study researchers concluded there is “no evidence” that full vaccination was any more effective in preventing Covid-19 than previous natural infection.
  • “[T]here was no evidence that the reduction in risk of infection from two doses of either vaccine differed from that of previous natural infection,” the study claims.
  • Noting the “waning immunity of vaccines,” Forbes emphasizes how the study also found both vaccines (Pfizer and AstraZeneca) were less effective at preventing Covid-19 during the delta wave than during the previous alpha wave of the virus.
BACKGROUND:
  • A new study published in the National Institute of Health (NIH) database and authored by Harvard and Penn State professors claims that “countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.”
  • The Brownstone Institute published a list of twenty-nine scientific studies showing that “natural immunity for a SARS-type virus is robust, long-lasting, and broadly effective even in the case of mutations, generally more so than vaccines.”
  • One Israeli study showed natural immunity to be 13 times more effective at stopping the Delta variant than vaccines.
  • Another study published in the medical journal Viruses concluded that “compared with mRNA vaccination—natural infection induces a more robust humoral immune response.”
  • Senator Rand Paul accused Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in early October of ignoring the science behind natural immunity and displaying authoritarianism by denying Americans the right to take their own medical decisions.

Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith and author of “An American Revival: Why American Christianity Is Failing & How to Fix It.