• Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Ju

    From (David P.)@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 1 01:27:37 2021
    Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine
    Passports Was Just Demolished
    by Jon Miltimore, Aug. 30, 2021, Fee dot org

    A newly published medical study found that infection from
    COVID-19 confers considerably longer-lasting & stronger
    protection against the Delta variant than vaccines.

    “The natural immune protection that develops after a
    SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield
    against the Delta variant than two doses of the Pfizer-
    BioNTech vaccine, acc. 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.”

    Put another way, vaccinated individuals were 27 times
    more likely to get a symptomatic COVID infection than
    those with natural immunity from COVID.

    A Death Blow to Vaccine Passports?
    The findings come as many govts around the world are
    demanding citizens acquire “vaccine passports” to travel.
    New York City, France, & Quebec & British Columbia are
    among those who have recently embraced vaccine passports.

    Meanwhile, Australia has floated the idea of making
    higher vaccination rates a condition of lifting its
    lockdown in jurisdictions, while President Joe Biden is
    considering making interstate travel unlawful for people
    who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.

    Vaccine passports are morally dubious for many reasons,
    not the least of which is that freedom of movement is a
    basic human right. However, vaccine passports become
    even more senseless in light of the new findings out of
    Israel and revelations from the CDC, some say.

    Harvard Med School prof Martin Kulldorff said research
    showing that natural immunity offers exponentially more
    protection than vaccines means vaccine passports are both
    unscientific & discriminatory, since they disproportion-
    ately affect working class individuals.

    Nor is the study out of Israel a one-off. Media reports
    show that no fewer than 15 academic studies have found
    that natural immunity offers immense protection from

    Moreover, CDC research shows that vaccinated individuals
    still get infected with COVID-19 & carry just as much of
    the virus in their throat & nasal passage as unvaccinated

    These data suggest that vaccinated individuals are still
    spreading the virus much like unvaccinated individuals.

    The Bottom Line
    Vaccine passports would be immoral & a massive govt
    overreach even in the absence of these findings. There
    is simply no historical parallel for govts attempting to
    restrict the movements of healthy people over a
    respiratory virus in this manner.

    Yet the justification for vaccine passports becomes not
    just wrong but absurd in light of these new revelations.

    People who have had COVID already have significantly more
    protection from the virus than people who’ve been vaccinated. Meanwhile, people who’ve not had COVID and choose to not
    get vaccinated may or may not be making an unwise decision.
    But if they are, they are principally putting only
    themselves at risk.


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