RS: The federal government on Friday quietly released two reports that together destroy many right wing conspiracy theories and talking points on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine. Table showing natural immunity to COVID only 5 percent of vaccine in key populations:
8) Among elderly, natural immunity is almost 20x weaker against reinfection than vaccines!! ⚠️ But even among 18-64, natural immunity is still 2.57x weaker protection than vaccines!! ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/fiRt6UTvNX— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) October 29, 2021
Contrary to the false claims from right wing extremists that “natural immunity” is more powerful and “better” than the coronavirus vaccines, the CDC released a report finding those who are unvaccinated and contracted COVID-19 are five times more likely to be re-infected than those who are fully vaccinated.
9) Someone warned about this exact issue over a month ago…. Some naysayers had dismissed it because it was not peer reviewed or from CDC. But it was clear vaccine immunity had less breakthroughs than natural immunity had reinfections. https://t.co/VPTa9szu3S— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) October 29, 2021
That report, CBS News adds, shows that “vaccine-induced immunity was more protective than infection-induced immunity.”
“We now have additional evidence that reaffirms the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, even if you have had prior infection. This study adds more to the body of knowledge demonstrating the protection of vaccines against severe disease from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding weighs in with results from the study showing for the elderly “natural immunity” is even worse than for younger patients.