Stuff you can now safely say about COVID: natural immunity works.

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There are many things you could not say in public two or three years ago, all of which are now safe to say. Here is a starting point of the list of things you can now talk about in the open:

A slow trickle of news reports are showing that lots of the crazy, coo-coo bird, nutzo, conspiracy theory wackiness you heard from your friends two or three years ago were actually correct. My friends deemed nuts by society who were saying these things were right.

Natural immunity works.

2/27/23 – Wall Street Journal – Three Years Late, the Lancet Recognizes Natural Immunity

Research report by Lancet has one surprise and two not-at-all-surprises. 

The first not-a-surprise: natural immunity to Covid is as good at preventing infection as two or even three doses of vaccine. Once you have been sick you are as well protected as a double injection.

The surprise: news was covered in a mainstream news outlet – NBC.  Now that is a shock.

Another not-even-close-to-a-surprise: it took years for researchers to acknowledge what lots of people were saying two and three years ago.

The WSJ describes this well:

“The Lancet study’s vindication of natural immunity fits a pandemic pattern: The public-health clerisy rejects an argument that ostensibly threatens its authority; eventually it’s forced to soften its position in the face of incontrovertible evidence; and yet not once does it acknowledge its opponents were right.”

Making the natural immunity argument in 2020, 2021, and into 2022 got you labeled a kook or a nut. Doing so on social media would get you labeled as spreading misinformation, and that only if you actually got to keep your account open.

Now? It is acceptable to discuss, even in the world of NBC.

Yet, as the article points out, no one in the public health community is admitting they were totally, completely, dead wrong.

The cited report is here:

2/16/23 – NBC news – Immunity acquired from a Covid infection is as protective as vaccination against severe illness and death, study finds

The study from Lancet reports risk of reinfection after you were sick is lower than risk of infection after getting two or even three doses of the vaccination. That means natural immunity works.

Study suggests the protection lasts longer from natural immunity than from the vaccine.

The article continues to push vaccinations, which is the company line.

Quite appallingly, the article introduces a laughable strawman that people will go out of their way to intentionally catch Covid so they have immunity instead of getting the vaccine.

Sadly, it is the author of the study presenting that as a common attitude. I guess if you didn’t run right out to get a vaccine the first day you were eligible, it was because you wanted to, you were trying to, you wished to get sick.

House testimony

Epidemiologist Dr. Martin Kulldorff in testimony before a House panel on 3/1/22, during a discussion of natural immunity said:

“We knew about [infection-acquired immunity] since 430 B.C. since the Athenian Plague, until 2020. Then we didn’t know about it for three years, and now we know about it again.”

Natural immunity has been a known fact for about 2,500 years. Two and a half millenniums.

Congresswoman Miller-Meeks prompted the Doctor’s comment by saying it wasn’t until she arrived in Congress that she learned some people think the idea of infection-acquired immunity was a new concept. That is the level of stupid she encountered in D.C.

Essentially the entire public health sector, most politicians, the majority of mouth-pieces in major media, and a large portion of our supposed religious leaders flagrantly denied settled science for three full years in order to further their agendas.

Now the 2,500 year settled science exists again.

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