Why aren’t public health officials in North America talking about natural immunity?
Healthy lifestyle information should be shared, but these days, this no longer seems possible unless it fits a particular narrative.
So what is natural immunity anyway?
When it comes to the immune system, things can get complicated. There are three types of natural immunity in the human body: innate, adaptive, and passive; and there’s also immunity from immunizations.
Innate immunity is what we are born with, and it includes external barriers such as the skin and mucous membranes of the throat and gut. It is the first line of defense against pathogens. If this first line fails at holding back the pathogenic invader, then the adaptive immunity army is sent in.
Adaptive immunity is what we develop as we are exposed to various pathogens or receive vaccinations throughout our lives. If the same virus or pathogen were to re-invade our bodies in the future, the adaptive response will remember these previous enemies and protect us from a serious illness.
Passive immunity is acquired from another source, but does not last indefinitely. For example, a baby receives antibodies from the mother through the placenta before birth and in breast milk after, protecting the baby early in life.
Immunization introduces antigens or weakened pathogens to a person in the form of vaccine injections so that the individual produces antibodies and, in many cases, does not get sick.
The CDC estimates that more than 100 million Americans have been infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus. Evidence is mounting all over the world that natural immunity is at least as protective as a vaccination. And yet, this information is not shared with the public, nor is it taken into account in vaccine mandates in the U.S. and Canada.
The following evidence is an example of some of the research that supports the inclusion of natural immunity for vaccine passports:
- A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found “durable immune responses” in 95% of the 200 participants who previously had COVID-19 up to eight months after infection.
- One of the largest studies to date, published in Science in February 2021, found that although antibodies declined over eight months, memory B cells increased over time, suggesting long-term protection.
- Cleveland Clinic surveyed more than 50,000 employees to compare groups based on COVID-19 infection and vaccination status history. Not one of over 1,300 unvaccinated employees with a history of infection tested positive during the five months of the study. Researchers concluded that this cohort “are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination.”
- In Israel, researchers accessed a database of the entire population to compare the efficacy of vaccination with previous infections and found nearly identical numbers. “Our results question the need to vaccinate previously infected individuals,” they concluded.
With the Delta variant and rising “case” counts in the U.S. and Canada, implementing vaccination mandates that do not include natural immunity from previous infection is contrary to what the data is saying.
The hypothesis that natural immunity is unreliable is incorrect, and our public health officials and politicians should be willing to acknowledge this. Anthony S. Fauci has recently hinted that the government may rethink its stance on natural immunity. Some large medical centers in the U.S. have already announced that they will recognize natural immunity for their vaccine requirements for their employees.
As the data accumulates and strengthens, it is essential to share these facts with the public and be more transparent with the information collected worldwide, primarily when the rules for vaccine mandates affect all of our lives.