The Lancet

Study Finds Natural Immunity ‘at Least as Protective’ Against Covid as Vaccine

22 February 2023

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Natural immunity to COVID-19 is equal or superior to mRNA immunity according to the largest study ever conducted.

The largest meta-analysis of COVID-19 immunity ever undertaken has concluded that prior infection with the novel coronavirus is ‘at least as protective’ as two injections of an mRNA product.

Published last week in The Lancet, the study found that even 10 months after getting COVID-19, people who never took the controversial injections still had an 88 per cent lower risk of hospitalisation and death from the virus.

The meta-analysis included 65 studies from 19 countries. It was led by the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Even Australia’s national broadcaster ABC, which has been notorious for its biased coverage of COVID-19, has acknowledged The Lancet’s latest revelation.

Australian Health Regulators in the Spotlight

The finding puts the spotlight on Australia’s health regulators and employers that refused to give mRNA mandate exemptions to workers who had already caught and recovered from COVID-19.

Approximately half a million adult Australians decided against treatment with a mandated mRNA product. Hundreds of thousands found themselves out of work as a result, while many were barred from leaving the country or travelling between states to attend funerals, weddings and the deathbeds of loved ones.

A significant subset of these Australians had already caught, and recovered from, COVID-19 at the time they were forced to choose between ongoing employment and bodily autonomy.

According to The Lancet study, the vaccine-free who recovered from the virus had equal or superior immunity to COVID-19 as Australians who succumbed to the mandates.

At the time, they were widely demonised by politicians and media pundits and frequently dismissed as conspiracy theorists.

Proponents of COVID-19 natural immunity did not simply guess correctly about its protective benefits. Evidence that natural immunity was on par with ‘vaccine’ immunity was already in wide circulation by the beginning of 2022 and earlier, as reported by the Daily Declaration at the time.

A Campaign of Misinformation

Australians were subjected to a persistent campaign of misinformation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Trusted media outlets and political and community leaders oversold the dangers of the virus, scoffed at early and effective treatments, defended draconian lockdowns and mandates, and ignored deaths and injuries caused by the novel mRNA injections.

In recent weeks, several media outlets have begun to acknowledge their errors, while Australian politicians have drawn attention to the injustices perpetrated against the nation’s citizens since the start of 2020.

The Lancet meta-analysis can be accessed here.

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6 Comments

  1. Kim Beazley 22 February 2023 at 8:21 am - Reply

    What you omit from your report is that “protection against re-infection from the omicron BA.1 variant was substantially reduced and wanes rapidly over time.”

    As that is the most common variant now, and has been for a while, the omission of this from your report skews the facts.

    And there is still the fact that infection from the virus comes with significant risk to ongoing health and death. And as we now find, with the data showing a 17% increase in deaths from heart attack in Australia in the first 8 months of 2022 (https://www.smh.com.au/national/fatal-heart-attacks-have-surged-in-australia-here-s-why-20230117-p5cd22.html), with a large proportion of those linked to previous infection, these (as well as people who suffer similar life threatening damage to other major organs) will never appear as a COVID death, but definitely should be.

    And as https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2023/218/1/associations-between-covid-19-and-hospitalisation-respiratory-and-non shows:

    “The estimated risk of myocarditis or pericarditis after SARS‐CoV‐2 infection is 18–21 times as high as for uninfected people. Similarly, the risk of acute myocardial infarction is 3–6 times, that of ischaemic stroke 3–10 times, and the risk of venous thrombo‐embolism up to eight times as high…

    …The implications: COVID‐19 can impose a considerable respiratory and non‐respiratory morbidity burden beyond the acute period of the disease. Our findings indicate the value of COVID‐19 prevention measures and of the need for ongoing care for people who have had COVID‐19.”

    Compare that to the risks for such adverse effects from vaccination (an issue you frequently bring up) and there is simply no comparison.

    And it’s the value of prevention from what you allege are “controversial injections” that “The Lancet”, in another recent study showed that those “controversial” vaccines have been responsible for up to 20 million less deaths from COVID (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(22)00320-6/fulltext).

    So when you refer to “the vaccine-free who recovered from the virus”, that ignores the fact that there are a lot of people who died, there are a lot of people now dying later as a result of not being vaccinated, and there are a lot of people suffering from “long COVID” who may be impacted for months, years or even permanently:

    https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/covid-19/long-covid-in-australia-a-review-of-the-literature/summary

    https://theconversation.com/we-got-some-key-things-wrong-about-long-covid-here-are-5-things-weve-learnt-199974

    • Simon Barnett 22 February 2023 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      I think you’re due for your booster Kym!

      😉

      • Kim Beazley 24 February 2023 at 5:08 am - Reply

        Seriously, if you’re incapable of responding to any of the details in an intelligent manner, why bother?

        • Simon Barnett 24 February 2023 at 10:23 pm - Reply

          Just having a dig!

          😜

          • Kim Beazley 25 February 2023 at 8:00 am

            Why bother? If you’re going to “have a dig”, why not instead dig into the evidence before making a fool of yourself?

  2. Kaylene Emery 22 February 2023 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you Kurt.
    Of course this is no longer in any way surprising and indeed the narrative is unraveling not just here in our beloved country but all over the world.
    I commend the Malcolm Roberts post of a few hours ago….

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