Earlier An infection is Superior to Vaccine for COVID Safety
Previous infection is superior to vaccine for protection against COVID
By Cassandra Chambers
Millions of Americans contracted COVID and survived. We need to examine the important question of whether they are now immune to the disease or whether it is advisable to inject one of the Emergency Use Authorized syringes – Pfizer, Moderna, or Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).
In a press conference on May 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci highlighted three recent studies on the immune response with and without vaccination (Reynolds et al., Leier et al., Stamatatos et al.) And stated: effective. They are better than the traditional response you get from a natural infection. ”The net conclusion of the studies he cited was that vaccinated individuals who had a previous infection are better protected from future COVID infection based on the antibody response as both people who are vaccinated but not previously infected and people who are not vaccinated but previously infected.
Since these statements on virus protection and vaccine effectiveness were based on the antibody response, it would be useful to check your current immunity status by checking antibody levels, but this is not the case. According to CDC,
Antibody testing is not currently recommended to assess immunity to COVID-19 following COVID-19 vaccination or to assess the need for vaccination in an unvaccinated person. Because vaccines induce antibodies to specific viral protein targets, if the test used does not detect antibodies induced by the vaccine, post-vaccination serological test results will be negative in individuals with no prior history of natural infection.
In other words, while scientists usually draw conclusions about a potential immune response based on antibodies in the laboratory, testing for antibodies in the real world – in your body – is not a valid way to determine your immune status. Also, the reference to “antibodies induced by the vaccine” seems to suggest that people who were previously infected may have a broader immune response than previously uninfected vaccine recipients.
Is there real (non-laboratory) data showing an expected immune response in people who were previously infected compared to people who were vaccinated? Indeed there is. A UK study of over 25,000 subjects published in The Lancet on April 17th showed that previous infection “reduced the incidence of reinfection by at least 84%”. Read more at American Thinker.