Covid vax more effective than survivor immunity, state epidemiologist claims

By Guy Page

Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso both insist that Covid-19 immunity by vaccination is safer than, or at least a valuable addition to, natural immunity.

Vermont Epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso

Since the beginning of the scientific study of viral epidemics, it’s been a given that people who get the virus and recover almost always have a strong natural defense — a ‘natural immunity’ — to contracting the same virus a second time.

As state and federal governments and private employers impose vaccination mandates as a condition of employment, many Americans who have survived Covid-19 are requesting a ‘natural immunity’ loophole.

They’re asking: why should they be required to receive a vaccine they don’t need in order to keep a job they do need?

Vermont Daily Chronicle (at the 57:08 mark) asked about natural immunity vs. Covid vaccination immunity at last Tuesday’s press conference. Here’s the transcript, lightly edited for readability:

VDC: Governor, I wonder if either you or Dr. Kelso perhaps could explain why vaccination is needed for people with natural immunity as a result of having Covid. Isn’t natural immunity enough? And if not, why not?”

Gov. Scott: “My understanding is that the vaccine will actually give you more additional protection on top of your natural immunity. I don’t know if it’s been studied long  enough. Maybe there’s not enough data available at this point to know how long your natural immunity lasts, whether it’s short-term or  long-term, or more powerful or not as powerful as the vaccine. At this point in time it’s safe to have both. We encourage people to  be vaccinated after, if they become a Covid case, to give you all the protection, more  protection, on top of your natural immunity.”

Dr. Kelso: “The governor’s right. The data shows that the immunity that you get from being fully vaccinated is not only stronger but lasts longer than the immunity you have from having had Covid. It’s as simple as that. It’s based on the data.”

Kelso may be referring to this August 6, 2021 CDC statement, “a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus. These data further indicate that COVID-19 vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity alone and that vaccines, even after prior infection, help prevent reinfections.”

Another August 6 CDC statement, however, says that “Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but remain rare” and that ​”ongoing COVID-19 studies will help us understand how likely is reinfection [and] how often reinfection occurs.”

Critics of Kelso’s claim ask why incidences of breakthrough Covid-19 are very rare among survivors, while vaccinated people comprised 76% of Vermont deaths from Covid in September (through Sept. 25). They also question Gov. Scott’s claim about vaccine safety, as [unverified]federal VAERS data show 16,000 deaths and 727,000 adverse health events through September 17, 2021. The vaccine has been in circulation for about nine months.

Guy Page is publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle. Reprinted with permission.

5 thoughts on “Covid vax more effective than survivor immunity, state epidemiologist claims

  1. I get it.

    Vaccine immunity is great. That’s why Vermont cases are soaring in this land of vaccine-induced herd immunity and the majority of deaths are among the vaccinated.

    Herd immunity is real. Sweden now has low case counts and deaths. There’s a good chance that this is due to natural herd immunity since Sweden took a light hand and didn’t prevent schoolchildren from going to school, and didn’t require masks. Thus you’d likely have a large population of children and young people who were exposed, showed no symptoms or mild symptoms, and served as a immune herd reservoir long before the vaccines were unrolled. By contrast, we have a vaccinated population immune only to the original Wuhan strain (exposed children would’ve been exposed to all strains) and susceptible to the delta strain, and able to pass it on.

    Probably not the greatest idea to rely on experimental vaccines rushed to market when we had other treatment options that the authorities put a jackboot on. Then again, if we’re listening to Dr. Fauci, we’re not going to get the greatest ideas.

  2. What the hell is she wearing ???? Is that a chynaCrud repelling suit..
    It’s bad enough to base your opinion on the CDC who’s obviously become more
    a political entity then a health oriented one, but to dress in a clown suit and promote
    their propaganda makes me sure to not listen to you… fool and a tool…your
    body is quite capable of using existing covid induced immunity then some untested DNA
    altering bots whipped up by profit seeking pharmaceutical industrial complex workers….

  3. The political before science is silent in NWObonics.

    Follow the political (silent) science!

    Just like Vermont Proposition = Agenda 21/2030 = Marxist subversion

    I have this handy NWObonics/Marxist decoder ring if anyone would like one. They would be good to give out for Marxist Merriment this December 25th, since Brandon the White House Grinch has cancelled Christmas and is keeping ships from delivering toys to kids.

  4. The Guv and his indian chief are totally, completely, proveably, disgustingly and very very laughably WRONG on this [as they have been on so much else re the mighty Covid]. You could look it up as yogi once said,

    But I’l bet the Guv and his indian have seen a stunning rise in their net worth over the past 2 years.
    Want to bet?

  5. Final conclusions
    “The findings suggest that natural immunity provides longer-lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease, and hospitalization due to the Delta variant, compared with the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine, the researchers conclude.”

    Written by Leigh Ann Green on September 6, 2021 — Fact checked by Ferdinand Lali, Ph.D.

    Someone isn’t telling the truth. And if the jury is still out because of the relatively short study period to date, they’re all lying.

    I still haven’t figured out why there is so much obfuscation and deceit. It must be the money. It usually is.

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