Former CDC Medical Officer, Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH reminds us of the importance of natural immunity. After reviewing worldwide studies, he concludes:
“Moving forward, policymakers should include natural immunity as determined by an accurate and reliable antibody test or the documentation of prior infection (previous positive PCR or antigen test), as evidence of immunity equal to that of vaccination. That immunity should be given the same societal status as vaccine-inducted immunity. Such a policy will greatly reduce anxiety and increase access to travel, events, family visits, and more. The updated policy will allow those who have recovered to celebrate their recovery by informing them of their immunity, allowing them to safely discard their masks, show their faces, and join the legions of those vaccinated.” Klausner and Kojima on Natural Immunity
This is no small point. Over 160 million people worldwide are COVID-19 recovered according to epidemiologists. With SARS-CoV-1, immunity lasted at least 17 years. It’s time the government authorities, hospitals and schools consider the design of the human body’s immune system. It works.
What about variants? Yes, viruses mutate, and our immunity has typically been robust. However, I’d definitely love to see us spend some time continuing to study the efficacy of natural immunity. The conversation, time, energy and money have focused on new medicines, completely disregarding anything else. When has science been so one-sided?
Warning: not all antibody tests are created equal. Read the full article to learn more before selecting your antibody test. Klausner and Kojima on Natural Immunity
Let’s recognize long-established natural immunity science which has recently been proven to still be a scientific truth. And, if we want to test its strength in the lab, let’s go for it.
Options and conversation over blinders and hurdles!