The CDC is finally ready to talk about natural immunity.
According to a report from the Daily Caller, a new CDC study found natural immunity outperformed vaccinations – granting stronger protection than vaccination alone – against the delta variant strain of COVID-19.
“The study examined four categories of people — unvaccinated and vaccinated who survived a previous COVID-19 infection, and unvaccinated and vaccinated who had never been infected — in California and New York between May and November 2021,” the Daily Caller reports. “The highest case rates were among those who had neither been vaccinated or previously infected. The most protection against infection and hospitalization was in those who had both been vaccinated and survived an earlier bout with the virus.”
“The agency cautioned that the data in question only measured results against the Delta variant and that Omicron may present new challenges that alter the calculus of natural immunity versus vaccination.”
Writer for the Daily Caller Dylan Housman shared the story on Twitter:
“A new CDC study found that natural immunity provided more protection against the Delta variant than vaccination alone. Despite that, media coverage of the study and the CDC itself de-emphasized the natural immunity findings and pushed vaccination.”
A new CDC study found that natural immunity provided more protection against the Delta variant than vaccination alone.
Despite that, media coverage of the study and the CDC itself de-emphasized the natural immunity findings and pushed vaccination: https://t.co/ZfSBbYXFVH
— Dylan Housman (@Dylan_Housman) January 19, 2022