Maccabi Healthcare Services has big news to share when it comes to the vaccines. This study is not peer reviewed yet but thousands of people were tracked. If the findings from this study are eventually borne out, this could be a major game changer for the rest of the world.
Imagine how much easier life would be if you could show proof that you have tested positive instead of having to show proof of vaccination. According to the study, those who have already been infected are much safer than those who have been vaccinated. Israeli scientists compared three different groups for the study.
People who have had both of their shots and never been infected were tested, as well as those who have been infected and had one of their shots. Those who have been infected and had one of their shots were also studied. The latter group is the one that showed the most immunity but those who have had immunity because of infection were not far behind.
Infection plus vaccination is the best way but that does not mean that it is the only way. Vaccine immunity has been believed to be similar to natural immunity. The shots are supposed to produce a more varied range of antibodies but now we do not know if that is true. The Israeli studies have found that there is no real comparison here. Natural immunity is the best.
Here’s an excerpt from their findings:
“In model 1, we matched 16,215 persons in each group. Overall, demographic characteristics were similar between the groups, with some differences in their comorbidity profile (Table 1a).
During the follow-up period, 257 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were recorded, of which 238 occurred in the vaccinated group (breakthrough infections) and 19 in the previously infected group (reinfections). After adjusting for comorbidities, we found a statistically significant 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection as opposed to reinfection (P<0.001). Apart from age ≥60 years, there was no statistical evidence that any of the assessed comorbidities significantly affected the risk of an infection during the follow-up period (Table 2a).
As for symptomatic SARS-COV-2 infections during the follow-up period, 199 cases were recorded, 191 of which were in the vaccinated group and 8 in the previously infected group. Symptoms for all analyses were recorded in the central database within 5 days of the positive RT-PCR test for 90% of the patients, and included chiefly fever, cough, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, myalgia, weakness, headache and sore throat. After adjusting for comorbidities, we found a 27.02-fold risk (95% CI, 12.7 to 57.5) for symptomatic breakthrough infection as opposed to symptomatic reinfection (P<0.001) (Table 2b). None of the covariates were significant, except for age ≥60 years.”
These are matters above our pay grade but let’s be honest here. The results seem to be speaking for themselves. We cannot explain the stark difference here without sounding like we are full of it. Near as we can tell, the immune system gets a much better look at the virus and the immune system is able to remain protected. It’s a classic good news/bad news scenario, though.
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If you decided that you are not going to get vaccinated and you are infected with the Delta variant? You are going to have a strong level of immunity but you will also have to survive the Delta variant. It’s a hard road for anyone who does recover but it is a very high stakes bet. We’ll leave you with this quote from Ross Clark at the Spectator:
“It also suggests that we might be wasting our time trying to foist jabs on the young when they may have gained better, stronger immunity to Covid through natural infection. But one of the most interesting issues is the new light it sheds on the debate over vaccinating children; perhaps it is better to simply allow them to be infected on the grounds they’re highly unlikely to come to serious harm but are more likely to gain lasting immunity from the disease that way.”