Study: COVID vax INCREASES risk of infection

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that two doses of the mRNA vaccines increased the risk of COVID-19 infection during the omicron wave.

Unvaccinated have better protection through natural immunity

Art Moore
WND News Center

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that two doses of the mRNA vaccines increased the risk of COVID-19 infection during the omicron wave.

And researchers further confirmed that those infected without having been vaccinated for COVID-19 acquired natural immunity from infection, the Epoch Times reported.

The study, published June 15, examined the omicron wave in Qatar from about December 2021 to February 2022. It compared vaccination rates and immunity among more than 100,000 omicron infected and non-infected individuals.

The results support a recent study from Israel finding natural immunity waned much more slowly than immunity from vaccination.

The new Qatar study found unvaccinated people with prior infection had a 46.1 and 50 percent immunity against the two subvariants of the omicron variant. But those with no previous infection who received two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine had negative immunity against both subvariants, meaning their risk of contracting COVID-19 was higher than an average person.

The study found three doses of the Pfizer vaccine increased immunity, but natural immunity persisted longer.

In short, unvaccinated people with a previous infection had half the risks of reinfection as compared to those that were vaccinated with two doses but not previously infected.


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Daniel Hall
Daniel Hall
14 days ago

If you read the New England Journal of Medicine article referred to (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2200797 ) the authors concluded that “The messenger RNA (mRNA) boosters were highly effective against symptomatic delta infection, but they were less effective against symptomatic omicron infection. However, with both variants, mRNA boosters led to strong protection against Covid-19–related hospitalization and death.” 
I don’t know about you but I would rather have a mild case of C-19 Omicron than a fatal case of C-19 Delta. Vaccines are not perfect but more likely to help most than harm most.

Melissa
Melissa
14 days ago
Reply to  Daniel Hall

The problem with the booster data in the study is that the mean time since boosting was only 42 days. Researchers need to look at booster efficacy at 6 months, 8 months, etc. Natural immunity was over 50% effective after a mean time of 325 days. Boosters did improve efficacy that slightly, to 59%, but the concern is that “boost” will be short lived, and that the post-booster slide will leave the immune system with an even lower negative efficacy than the two-shot vaccine (-5% efficacy).

Sylvia
Sylvia
14 days ago

No vaccine will ever be superior to a robust immune system. To date our understanding of the human immune system is, at best, in its early stages. It is inevitable that vaccines tamper with the immune system in one way or another. Some may even suppress the innate immune system, eg by blocking interferon. Some claim that vaccines ‘train’ the immune system. The fact is that a healthy immune system most certainly does not need any training or any other form of interference from any vaccines. Those who give their body the respect that it deserves and the environment to help it thrive will be rewarded with natural immunity – most importantly: with zero adverse effects!

Daniel Hall
Daniel Hall
13 days ago
Reply to  Sylvia

I agree that natural / street immunity is the best. But it is high risk gamble that is borne our by the number of people who died of Covid the 1st two years. Thankfully the risk of fatality from the street infection is now lower thanks to the fact the current subtypes are less pathogenic.

Wolfie
Wolfie
14 days ago

I’ll just continue to avoid these vaccines and let my natural immune system do its thing.

Sylvia
Sylvia
13 days ago
Reply to  Wolfie

That is the best approach that many have successfully implemented over decades, myself included. So far I have not caught any nasties eg ‘flu, measles, shingles, Covid19, and the like. As long as you maintain a robust immune system, you will be protected. If you do catch something it will be mild, and you will have a rapid natural recovery. Stay with it Wolfie!
Recent data have shown that the highest vaxxed nations have increasing and recurring Covid19 cases. ‘Safe and effective’?

Wolfie
Wolfie
13 days ago
Reply to  Sylvia

And new variants are ready to roll out, these able to scoot by vaccines entirely. I call it election infection. If people cannot see the fraud behind all of this by now, I don’t think they ever will.

Sylvia
Sylvia
10 days ago
Reply to  Wolfie

‘Election infection’ is a fantastic phrase – may I add it to my vocab? Indeed, nature will always prevail over anything created by humans. The over-prescribed antibiotics are a prime example – they have been beaten by the bacteria, but they still kill the good bugs in our guts which form approx 70% of our immune system, ie self-damage!
Trying to conquer nature is an exercise in futility borne out of sheer arrogance, chronic self-delusion and narcissistic bombasticity.
Here’s hoping the mid-terms return a semblance of common sense and compassion.

Holly Sone
Holly Sone
13 days ago

What a misleading headline. Nowhere in this article or in the study does it say the vaccine increases the risk of contracting covid. It actually says the literal opposite, that the vaccine increases immunity against Covid-19. What terrible and irresponsible journalism and I am sure this person is the same one who cries about CNN doing the very same thing.

Last edited 13 days ago by Holly Sone
Melissa
Melissa
13 days ago
Reply to  Holly Sone

Here is the link to the study: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2203965?

It was published on June 15. The link in the comment above takes you to a different study published in May.

“Negative efficacy” means chances of covid are higher than if you had taken no intervention at all. So when the study authors say the two-shot vaccine has -5% efficacy, it means the vaccine makes you 5% more likely to get covid compared to being unvaccinated.

Sylvia
Sylvia
5 days ago

The FDA’s policy of shots first, questions later, does not allow for informed consent

“On June 28, 2022, FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) met to vote on COVID strain replacement in the shots. Stand for Health Freedom was selected to make oral public comment at the meeting.”
Many would agree that the policy of ‘jabs first, questions later’ is medically unethical and irresponsible. Check out the above, it is for real. It begs the question: do they deserve our trust?
Stand for Health Freedom has shown courage and deserves our gratitude.