Innate immunity: an alternative to vaccines?

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Senator Rand Paul (R.-Ky) question It was simple:

“Are you a doctor? Are you a doctor?” Asked Paul, a licensed doctor, at a hearing on September 30th.

“I’ve been working on health policy for over 30 years,” replied Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Social Welfare.

“You are not a doctor. Do you have a degree in science? Still, you call people infected with COVID the” flat earth theory “and see the research of millions of people and they naturally earn. Travel to a country where you decide that your immunity is sufficient. “

Paul is Besera’s ClaimCreated in an online forum on September 21, “I love more today than a few months ago, because some flat earth theories, especially those in influential places, chose to row fiction. I’m losing people. “

I also had Besera Claim “The harm caused by people who lack confidence in the vaccine and slander can not be exaggerated.”

“But do you think you somehow tell more than 100 million Americans who survived COVID that we don’t have the right to decide on their care?” Paul continued. “Only you are at height and you made these decisions — a lawyer with no scientific background or medical degree?”

Pfizer scientist

Becerra didn’t explicitly answer Paul’s question about innate immunity, but some have stepped into a breach left by public health officials.

October 4, Project Veritas posé Pfizer scientists at COVID-19 vaccine maker have revealed that they believe that innate immunity is superior to the immunity provided by their products.

Nick Carle, a Pfizer biochemist, said:

“Vaccines are because, as I said, their proteins are on the outside,” Karl continued, referring to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-a peplomer on the surface of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus. 19 Vaccines are replicated for the purpose of inducing immunity.

“That is, it’s just one antibody against a specific part of the virus. When you’re actually infected with a virus, it starts producing antibodies against multiple viruses, etc. It’s actually like the inner part, not just the outer part. Viruses also occur, “Karl added.

“So your antibody is probably better than vaccination at that time.”

Pfizer’s senior associate scientist, Criscroce, told Veritas journalists that innate immunity “is most likely to protect people longer.” [than vaccination] Because there was a natural reaction. “

“If you have [COVID-19] You should be able to prove that antibodies are accumulating, just as they are accumulating, “said Rahul Khandke, another Pfizer scientist.

Still, media coverage of innate immunity can appear to be designed to question its very existence.

Reuters covered the district court’s decision to uphold the University of California’s vaccine obligations, enclosing the word “innate immunity” in horrifying quotes.

Innate immunity

What exactly is innate immunity?

Does the belief that innate immunity exists or protects you more than vaccines make you a “flat earthling”? Or are Pfizer’s own researchers studying something?

Innate immunity is very easy. Immunity to get sick after recovering from the disease as a result of remembering how the immune system fights the pathogen the next time it goes through two pathways.

More technically, innate immunity includes the adaptive immune response. Therefore, not only the antibody released in response to the peplomer, but also other antibodies may be included with various memory B and memory T cells. In short, it’s a broad and deep response, as Pfizer’s Karl explained in a secret interview with Veritas. ..

In fact, vaccination aims to mimic natural immunity by promoting a manageable immune response that does not cause serious illness.

CDC description

Despite these common sense facts, the CDC’s web resources on innate immunity and vaccines are Frustratingly vague and definitely misleading— Avoid the problem of innate superiority or inferiority to vaccine-induced immunity to highlight the (real and serious) risks posed by the many diseases for which vaccines are available.

“Some people believe that naturally acquired immunity (immunity from having the disease itself) is superior to the immunity provided by the vaccine, although natural infections are a serious complication. Can be fatal. “

Without explanation, and at the real cost of public trust and understanding, the CDC carried out two separate claims together:

The first claim that COVID-19 infection is at higher risk than vaccination, especially in the elderly and obese, is not the focus of this article, but it may be reasonable in practice.

If so, it would suggest that people should not be deliberately ill in order to gain natural immunity.

However, the second claim-that is, innate immunity to COVID-19 is weaker than vaccine-induced immunity-cannot withstand scrutiny.

For one thing, it runs against our experience with past illnesses.


As Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), pointed out, Detailed Twitter thread About the duration of COVID-19 immunity 2008 Nature Articles Survivors of the 1918 influenza pandemic were shown to be able to initiate an immune response to the 1918 virus about 90 years later.

Furthermore, and as Paul I got it While asking Besera, the CDC considers innate immunity, including the presumed innate immunity of people born before 1957, as an acceptable alternative to measles vaccination.

Along a similar line, Army Rule 40-562 states Prior infections and the resulting innate immunity may be the reason for medical exemption from immunization. This is a regulation filed by two active duty officers in a lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s vaccination obligations against all troops.

quick Results from Denmark Published in The Lancet in March 2021, it suggested the protective value of the infection.

The study, which included a test of 69% of the country’s population, found that previous infections protected people from reinfection fairly well, but not so much among older groups.

And the special feature of September BMJA UK-based company that helps provide medical information to clinicians summarizes some of the old and new studies suggesting that innate immunity is as effective as or better than vaccine-induced immunity. bottom.

especially, April 2021 A study of the entire Israeli population found that vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was about as protective as previous infections.

NS August 2021 study Data from Maccabi Healthcare Services in Israel are further advanced, showing that previous infections significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization and symptomatic illness compared to two vaccinations of a person who had never been infected.

Study from Austria,Ohio Cleveland Clinic, And other countries and organizations, and systematic A similar summary as the review of the previous study draws a similar picture: immunity from previous infections is as strong as or stronger than immunity from vaccination.

To further emphasize the resilience of the immune system to infection, a very recent study by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare found that the majority of people infected with COVID-19 had protective antibodies remaining, 12 from the first infection. It has been shown to last for a month.

Meanwhile, new research from Israel When Qatar The protective effect of the vaccine has been shown to begin to decline months after the second dose.

Passport and man date

Outside the United States, many other countries recognize the protective effect of innate immunity.

As reported in ChemistryIn some countries, including Israel, France and Italy, people previously infected with the CCP virus (commonly known as the new coronavirus) are vaccinated once instead of twice.

England Recognizes innate immunity when giving a vaccine passport.

New York City “Key to New YorkIn contrast, passports required for people over the age of 12 to access indoor restaurants, gyms, and other spaces recognize vaccinations only.

And finally received by Professor Todd Ziwicki of George Mason University (GMU) Exemption Many other people facing vaccine obligations were not so lucky against his innate vaccine obligations based on his innate immunity.

In August, Trump’s appointed Supreme Court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, rejected an urgent request from a student at Indiana University Bloomington and challenged the agency’s vaccination obligations.

student’ warrant “The university mission does not include exemptions for people with innate immunity, including those who have previously been infected and have fully recovered,” he said.

A review of vaccine obligations by the Epoch Times, in line with obligations issued by various states and federal governments, “could not find a single school to offer exemptions to immunized students.”


If innate immunity to COVID-19 is realistic and important, why is it kept away from conversation?

Extensive censorship, including the silence of knowledgeable doctors and scientists, may provide some of the answers.

Non-profit Brownstone Institute Claim The social networking website LinkedIn has curtailed its content, including the work of Harvard epidemiologist Martin Kludorf. Insisted Hospitals should not dismiss unvaccinated nurses who have acquired innate immunity.

Facebook user reported censorship or censorship threat for sharing Israeli innate immunity research, Project Veritas Video, And other content related to innate immunity.

The trend of speech suppression around COVID-19 is not new.

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who appears to be claiming greater censorship on the platform, was brought to the Senate and booked for “60 Minutes” while being an early Facebook whistleblower for Project Veritas. Morgan Kerman was fired after him Shared document As a result, it became clear that the company was secretly censoring content that seemed to encourage “vaccine hesitation.”

Haugen seems to have left Facebook in May of this year, despite his LinkedIn profile. Not shown yet That she left the company. According to Kahmann’s latest Give Send Go update, he Remain unemployed..

To make matters worse, Pfizer employees recorded by Project Veritas suggested that censorship trends and self-censorship bother pharmaceutical researchers themselves.

“Oh, I signed an NDA [non-disclosure agreements] On the other hand, “Karl said.

“You don’t talk about anything that might be relevant to you, like you or Big Pharma,” Croce said. “Who is listening even if I close the office door?”

Nathan Worcester


Nathan Worcester is an environmental reporter for The Epoch Times.