Harvard Epidemiologist says case for COVID vaccine passports destroyed

New research found that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than COVID-19 vaccines.

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A recent published medical study by Yale found that infection from COVID-19 offers considerably stronger and longer-lasting protection against the Delta variant of the virus than do vaccines.

“The natural immune protection that develops after a SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield against the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a large Israeli study that some scientists wish came with a ‘Don’t try this at home’ label,” the Scientific American reported Thursday. “The newly released data show people who once had a SARS-CoV-2 infection were much less likely than vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19.”

This means that those who are vaccinated were 27 times more likely to get a symptomatic COVID infection than those with natural immunity from COVID.

Harvard Medical School professor Martin Kulldorff said research showing that natural immunity offers substantially more protection than vaccines means vaccine passports are unscientific and discriminatory, since they disproportionately affect working class individuals.

“Prior COVID disease (many working class) provides better immunity than vaccines (many professionals), so vaccine mandates are not only scientific nonsense, they are also discriminatory and unethical,” Kulldorff, a biostatistician and epidemiologist, observed on Twitter.