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WSJ, Marty Makary: The High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid

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Hopefully this super-Karen train wreck will be over by February 1 or so.

See also: ‘Allow People to Exercise Their Natural Immunity’: Former HHS Adviser.

WSJ, Marty Makary: The High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid

2022-01-26, by Marty Makary. Emphasis added.

Vaccines were wasted on those who didn’t need them, and people who posed no risk lost jobs.

Public-health officials ruined many lives by insisting that workers with natural immunity to Covid-19 be fired if they weren’t fully vaccinated. 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. 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.” 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.


Public-health officials have a lot of explaining to do. They used the wrong starting hypothesis, ignored contrary preliminary data, and dug in as more evidence emerged that called their position into question. Many, including Rochelle Walensky, now the CDC’s director, signed the John Snow memorandum in October 2020, which declared that “there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection.”


Connecticut has suspended its vaccine mandate for state employees, and Starbucks is rehiring employees fired for being unvaccinated. Other states and businesses should follow their lead. Politicians and public-health officials owe an apology to Americans who lost their jobs on the false premises that only unvaccinated people could spread the virus and only vaccination could prevent its spread. Soldiers who have been dishonorably discharged should be restored their rank. Teachers, first responders, and others who have been denied their livelihood should be reinstated. Everyone is essential. 

Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It.”

WIND: the whole thing has been a stomach-turning abuse of government power that has killed and will continue to kill long after COVID is off the radar—by government edict.

Even today, President Brandon is raping the country with his anti-scientific mandates that ignore natural immunity. Yes, it is a crime of violence, a rape of both intellect and a physical one.

Two words for public health officials: gibbets and crows for you. It was OK to be wrong early on, but after that it was manslaughter.

As for our vaunted Supreme Court: you have defied reason, and not only wallowed in ignorance but put it on public display. You have hurt people by your wanton feckless negligence at every stage. You justices are human scum undeserving of the slightest honor, for you have neglected human rights at every step, valuing protocol and decorum over justice, ignorance over knowledge, fascism over liberty, lies over truth. You feign fair but feel foul. Shame on you all.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services took the hospital mandate national by decreeing that all medical facilities under its jurisdiction require vaccination for employees, including those with natural immunity. The Supreme Court upheld the rule on Jan. 13, the same day it issued a stay against a similar mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which OSHA formally withdrew Tuesday..

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But what do you expect in today’s climate of totalitarian thinking with “disinformation” being whatever you disagree with, the steaming vomit of 50 years of government schools, corrupted inexorably by government funding? As Glenn Greenwald writes so aptly in The Pressure Campaign on Spotify to Remove Joe Rogan Reveals the Religion of Liberals: Censorship:

... This "disinformation" term is reserved for those who question liberal pieties, not for those devoted to affirming them. That is the real functional definition of “disinformation” and of its little cousin, “misinformation.” It is not possible to disagree with liberals or see the world differently than they see it. The only two choices are unthinking submission to their dogma or acting as an agent of "disinformation.” Dissent does not exist to them; any deviation from their worldview is inherently dangerous — to the point that it cannot be heard...

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