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Vaccinated people are 27 times more likely to catch the virus than unvaccinated people who have had COVID

Vaccinated people are 27 times more likely to catch the virus than unvaccinated people who have had COVID 1
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A new study in Israel compared the protection afforded by vaccine-induced immunity with natural immunity after a previous infection with COVID-19 and showed that the latter provides much better protection against infection, symptomatic illness and hospitalization.

Natural Immunity Provides Much Longer Protection

Directly comparing 16,215 people previously infected with COVID-19 to 16,215 fully vaccinated people, 10 doctors ( Gazit et al., 2021 ) preprint (preprint) that fully vaccinated people (a) are 13 times more likely to be infected with COVID-19, ( b) are 27 times more likely to suffer from symptomatic diseases; and (c) are 8 times more likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people with a previous COVID (natural immunity) infection.

“This study demonstrated that natural immunity provides longer and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic illness and hospitalization caused by the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the immunity caused by two doses of BNT162b2 vaccine.”

Other studies ( Dan et al., 2021 , Turner et al., 2021 ) have also shown that natural immunity acquired after a previous infection provides long-term, even “lifelong” protection against re-infection, or that “individuals who have had a SARS infection CoV-2 are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination “( Shrestha et al., 2021 ).

Vaccine efficacy decreases by 56% in just 70 days

A new study, published in The Lancet , reports an initial surge in antibody protection in those who received a second dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Unfortunately, within a few weeks after the last vaccination, the effectiveness of the vaccine begins to decline sharply. In just 2.5 months, Pfizer antibodies dropped 56%.

An exponential decrease in the “effectiveness of the vaccine to 40% per month after the last vaccination

Another new study highlights the rapid drop in antibody protection almost immediately after the second shot.

While people with natural immunity after a previous COVID-19 infection (recovering) lose <5% of their antibody protection per month after COVID-19 infection, only vaccinated people lose up to 40% of their immunity protection every month after the last vaccination.

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At this rate, the artificial immunity provided by vaccines diminishes over a period of several months.

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