In a potential shock to the position that vaccine-induced immunity is superior to natural immunity, a new study concludes just the opposite when it comes to the prevailing Delta variant.
“This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer-lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity”
Based on medical data from Israel, the study shows that “the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated [compared to the recovered], and the risk of hospitalization eight times higher” according to Science Magazine. The article explained that the benefit of natural immunity also translated into fewer hospitalizations “[Vaccine-induced immunity patients] were also at a greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared to those that were previously infected.”
This suggests that immunity resulting from a COVID infection provides better protection than vaccination, which contradicts what many experts, “fact-checkers”, the CDC, and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Fauci have been claiming.
Several countries, including the U.S., do not regard having been infected with COVID as being immune, and continue to recommend that previously infected people get “fully vaccinated”. Experts say this study should cause policymakers to revisit that assumption and the resulting recommendations.