Why are we being segregated into vaxed vs. unvaxed? What about the third group: Those of us with natural immunity. According to the CDC, about one third of the U.S. (100 million) have had COVID-19, and those people now have naturally acquired immunity.
I have natural immunity and I am unvaccinated. I have had COVID-19. Over 100 peer reviewed stud-ies say that my natural immunity is better than vaccination. The largest of them, an unreviewed study from Israel, says that natural immunity is at least 13 times better. Even a National Institute of Health study published Jan. 6, 2021, in Science found “durable immune response in the majority of the people studied” after infection. There are many other studies; Harvard, Oxford, even the UW, that testify to the same thing.
There are no studies saying that I, a person with natural immunity, will spread the virus any more than a vaccinated person. If one third of the population now has herd immunity, why not recognize it? Instead, they want to lump me in the category of unvaccinated.
I don’t believe the vaccine is bad, or that they are implanting anything with it. But pharmaceutical companies don’t have a great track record when it comes to long term effects of FDA approved drugs. And this vaccine is having problems with longevity, requiring boosters after just a few months. So, why would I want to take something I don’t need?
I am being held back from travel, attendance at conferences and generally shunned by others that believe the rhetoric being spread. Do some research. Read the studies. Wake up and look at what is happening. Why is basic science being ignored?
Chuck West, Lakebay
Editor's note: An earlier version of this letter identified West as a member of the Key Peninsula Community Council. He represents only his personal views here. We regret the error.
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