- Feb 4, 2009
Problem with this is it has been anecdotal and the big problem is how do you verify someone has recovered from COVID without making it public knowledge that this person tested positive for COVID on X date and tested negative X days/week later.Natural immunity to covid is powerful. Policymakers seem afraid to say so.
The incorrect hypothesis that natural immunity is unreliable has resulted in the loss of thousands of American lives, avoidable vaccine complications, and damaged the credibility of public health officials. Given the recent mandate announcement by the White House, it would be good for our public health leaders to show humility by acknowledging that the hypothesis they repeatedly trumpeted was not only wrong, but it may be harmful. Let’s all come together around the mounting body of scientific literature and real-world clinical experience that is telling us not to require the full vaccine regimen in people who recovered from covid in the past. Public health officials changing their position on natural immunity, after so much hostility toward the idea, would go a long way in rebuilding the public trust.
Many folks will say the recovered from COVID without being tested or diagnosed for COVID.
Otherwise, yes I agree if we could all be completely honest and follow guidelines mandates would not be required.