New Data From CDC Shows Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Have ‘Natural Immunity’ To Covid

Covid previous infections and the existence of innate immunity are scarcely mentioned in the American media.

However, according to a CDC-sponsored database in collaboration with Yale, Harvard, and Stanford institutions demonstrates that the vast majority of Americans have inherent immunity to previous diseases.

A collaboration between the CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists supports the covidestim database.

This original image shows an analysis based on a state-by-state breakdown of previous infection data:


Prior infections were found in 70 percent to 94 percent of states in the United States. Only Hawaii had past infection data that was less than 50%. The previous infection rate averaged 78 percent across all states in the United States.

The CDC released a study last week called “COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Previous COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021.” The findings were reported by Agence France-Presse.

“During America’s last surge of the coronavirus driven by the Delta variant, people who were unvaccinated but survived Covid were better protected than those who were vaccinated and not previously infected,” AFP noted about the new study.

“The finding is the latest to weigh in on a debate on the relative strengths of natural versus vaccine-acquired immunity against SARS-CoV-2, but comes this time with the imprimatur of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” AFP added.

The U.K.’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA), issued a report that echoes much of the CDC’s findings on natural immunity. It showed that those with prior infections to Covid were much less likely to test positive for Covid infections than those in the vaccinated groups.

Those who had previously been infected, even before the Alpha period, were found to have natural immunity that was roughly equal to those who had vaccination immunity from three doses.

The UKHSA analysis also revealed that practically the entire population of the United Kingdom possesses antibodies to Covid-19 in some form.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 146.6 million previous infections in the United States as of September 2020. Based on its calculations and the current reported 72.9 million “cases,” this would put the number of people with prior infections and natural immunity between 250 and 280 million (the CDC counts reinfections, particularly of unvaccinated Americans).

According to data acquired by Imperial College London’s REACT study, the vast majority of Britons have recovered from a previous Covid infection.

“Nearly two-thirds (64.6 percent) of infections were in persons who had confirmed past COVID-19,” Imperial College London reported. “However, because these results are based on self-reported data, it’s unclear how many of them are reinfections or recent infections picked up due to PCR testing’s sensitivity.”

In December, the Africa Health Research Institute published a preliminary research showing that patients who had previously been infected with Omicron gained natural immunity against Delta and similar strains. Alex Sigal, the lead author of the pre-print study that was accepted for publication, led a team of over thirty researchers to unveil the encouraging results.

“The increase in neutralizing immunity against Omicron, which is the virus these people were infected with, was predicted,” Sigal said. “However, we noticed that the same persons – particularly those who had been vaccinated – gained greater immunity to the Delta form.” If Omicron is less harmful, as the South African experience suggests, this will assist push Delta out, as it will reduce the likelihood of someone infected with Omicron becoming re-infected with Delta.”

In late December, the European Journal of Immunology released a study on natural immunity. Natural immunity is not only effective, but it is also preferable to vaccine immunity since it is longer-lasting, according to the study.

The findings reveal that regardless of whether the infection was’severe’ or’mild,’ the vast majority of patients developed natural immunity as a result of previous infection. The researchers also wanted to see if natural immunity to some problematic variants can be expected to defend against new variants in the future.

According to the study, “previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 has proved to elicit effective immunity and protection against reinfection in most patients.”

“After infection, most patients produce antibodies to SARS-CoV-2,” the study concluded. “Understanding how long antibodies survive after infection in humans is critical for estimating the lifetime of SARS-CoV-2-induced immunity… We discovered that NAb [natural antibodies] against the WT virus [B-lineage variations] lasted for at least 13 months in 89 percent of individuals while S-IgG lasted for at least 13 months in 97 percent.”

A study in nature immunology shows that children have an even more robust natural immunity response than adults.

“SARS-CoV-2 infection is generally mild or asymptomatic in children but a biological basis for this outcome is unclear,” the study’s authors state in the abstract. “Here we compare antibody and cellular immunity in children (aged 3–11 years) and adults. Antibody responses against spike protein were high in children and seroconversion boosted responses against seasonal Beta-coronaviruses through cross-recognition of the S2 domain. Neutralization of viral variants was comparable between children and adults.”

“Spike-specific T cell responses were more than twice as high in children and were also detected in many seronegative children, indicating pre-existing cross-reactive responses to seasonal coronaviruses,” the study states. “Importantly, children retained antibody and cellular responses 6 months after infection, whereas relative waning occurred in adults. Spike-specific responses were also broadly stable beyond 12 months.”

“Therefore, children generate robust, cross-reactive and sustained immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 with focused specificity for the spike protein,” the study notes. “These findings provide insight into the relative clinical protection that occurs in most children and might help to guide the design of pediatric vaccination regimens.”

Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recently authored a powerful article on the “high cost of disparaging natural immunity to Covid.”

“Public-health officials ruined many lives by insisting that workers with natural immunity to Covid-19 be fired if they weren’t fully vaccinated,” Dr. Makary writes. “But after two years of accruing data, the superiority of natural immunity over vaccinated immunity is clear. By firing staff with natural immunity, employers got rid of those least likely to infect others. It’s time to reinstate those employees with an apology.”

“For most of last year, many of us called for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to release its data on reinfection rates, but the agency refused,” he added. “Finally last week, the CDC released data from New York and California, which demonstrated natural immunity was 2.8 times as effective in preventing hospitalization and 3.3 to 4.7 times as effective in preventing Covid infection compared with vaccination.”

“Yet the CDC spun the report to fit its narrative, bannering the conclusion ‘vaccination remains the safest strategy’,” he continued. “It based this conclusion on the finding that hybrid immunity—the combination of prior infection and vaccination—was associated with a slightly lower risk of testing positive for Covid. But those with hybrid immunity had a similar low rate of hospitalization (3 per 10,000) to those with natural immunity alone. In other words, vaccinating people who had already had Covid didn’t significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization.”

“Similarly, the National Institutes of Health repeatedly has dismissed natural immunity by arguing that its duration is unknown—then failing to conduct studies to answer the question,” Dr. Makary noted. “Because of the NIH’s inaction, my Johns Hopkins colleagues and I conducted the study.”

“We found that among 295 unvaccinated people who previously had Covid, antibodies were present in 99% of them up to nearly two years after infection,” he said. “We also found that natural immunity developed from prior variants reduced the risk of infection with the Omicron variant. Meanwhile, the effectiveness of the two-dose Moderna vaccine against infection (not severe disease) declines to 61% against Delta and 16% against Omicron at six months, according to a recent Kaiser Southern California study. In general, Pfizer’s Covid vaccines have been less effective than Moderna’s.”

“The CDC study and ours confirm what more than 100 other studies on natural immunity have found: The immune system works,” he concluded. “The largest of these studies, from Israel, found that natural immunity was 27 times as effective as vaccinated immunity in preventing symptomatic illness.”

It has become abundantly obvious that the mass media effort to downplay natural immunity from prior Covid infections is a deliberate strategy to tout the universal vaccination program at all costs. One is led to conclude from the historic levels of intellectual dishonesty that this agenda has less to do with Americans’ health than it has to do with politics.

(From Becker News - READ ORIGINAL)

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