In this August 21, 2021 article published by BBC, James Gallagher asks a most important question: What is the best way to top up our immunity?
Gallagher begins his article by asking which is better: immunity from natural infection with COVID or vaccination? He goes on to say, “Even asking the question bordered on heresy a year ago”, acknowledging how media crucified anyone who dared to wonder.
He says that “we are no longer starting at zero immunity” and the question of booster shots are prompting people to really look into natural immunity. Gallagher even quoted Prof Adam Finn, a government vaccine adviser who said, “over-vaccinating people, when other parts of the world had none, was ‘a bit insane, it’s not just inequitable, it’s stupid”.
Gallagher goes on to compare natural immunity and immunity from vaccination. Here are his conclusions:
- Natural immunity after COVID recovery creates broader immune response compared to vaccination.
- Neither natural immunity and vaccination offers complete protection from infection, but the immunity from both seems to protect from serious illness.
- Long-term immunity is found among those who have recovered from COVID, while “vaccine trials have also showed lasting benefit”.
- Natural immunity is a better barrier to infection compared to vaccination.
Gallagher then asks whether it was still a good idea to give booster shots to vaccinated adults and whether children need to be vaccinated at all. While Gallagher did not directly say that boosters may be unnecessary, he says that every time a person is exposed to the virus, the immune system gets a little bit stronger. He again cites Prof. Finn to answer the issue of child vaccinations. Finn says, “it could be a lot cheaper and simpler to let that happen (reinfection) than spend the whole time immunizing people”, and the issue of childhood vaccinations are already moot seeing that the argument has “already been won [as] 40-50% have already been infected and most weren’t ill or particularly ill”.
Gallagher closes his article with a quote from Prof. Eleanor Riley, an immunologist from the University of Edinburgh. Riley said, “We really need to consider, are we just frightening people rather than giving them the confidence to get on with their lives? We’re close to just worrying people now”.
Editor’s Note: Again, this is surprising to see published in BBC! Just a few months ago, BBC news anchors were shutting down anybody who dared speak about natural immunity, regardless of their credentials. They have gone on for more than a year ignoring massive protests calling out their fear-based and highly censored reporting. What could have brought about this change?
It can’t be the science, because the science for everything Gallagher has mentioned in his article has been available since March 2020 [we have found that science through our own research, and have in fact allowed us to develop the Briefing Paper last year, see COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE].
Now, while we are overjoyed to finally see a break in the usual vaccine-centered reporting from BBC, we must still point out the errors and highlight the points that Gallagher seems to be avoiding.
First, natural immunity is superior compared to vaccines. It protects from reinfection and can protect against future variants of the virus [see COVID-recovered patients are protected from reinfection, no need to discriminate against them, Study of 10-million person-identifiable PCR-test in Denmark shows young people protected from SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, Your immune system can protect you from COVID and all its future variants, anyone who says otherwise is lying, Natural immunity triggered by COVID infection superior to vaccine-induced immunity, New study: T-cells induced by COVID infection can respond to new SARS-CoV-2 variants, Our immune system evolves to fight coronavirus variants].
Second, only natural immunity can offer long-term immunity from COVID. If vaccines offer any long-term immunity, why then are public health officials still talking about booster shots? [Meanwhile, there is evidence showing that natural immunity lasts a lifetime, see Nature Journal: SARS-CoV-2 infection induces lasting immunity, Another study shows natural COVID-19 immunity lasts for a substantial period of time, New study finds mild COVID creates lasting antibody-producing cells, Researchers find life-long immunity to Spanish flu, can natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 offer the same?, New York Times: Immunity to coronavirus may last for years, New study found pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 immunity in general population].
Third, unlike vaccination, natural immunity has no side effects. Natural immunity does not inject poison into your body, nor does it open the possibility of serious side effects or death [see Pfizer whistleblower confirms poison in COVID vaccines, DHHS Whistleblower: COVID vaccines kill 45,000 people within 3 days; lawsuit filed to stop mass vaccinations immediately, see more at our dedicated Vaccines page].
Once you recover from the virus, you only need to continue strengthening your immune system, and your body will continue to protect you from the virus, maybe your entire life! No need to spend millions for boosters, masks, or lockdowns!
So yes, natural immunity is still the best protection against viruses. Why it took BBC to publish this kind of article speaks about the kind of journalism they have in that institution. Now we should be asking, why is BBC pulling back from the fear narrative now? Is it because they experienced massive demonstrations in front of their office? Or is it because BBC is now bleeding from the lack of supporters? [Read Mainstream media finally covers London March for Freedom, still underestimates number of protesters and One million homes have stopped paying for BBC] What could they be planning next?
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