Despite contradicting previous advice from health officials, the study still insists that vaccination is the “safest strategy” against the coronavirus
The study, published on Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that as the Delta variant became the dominant coronavirus strain during the second half of 2021, people who were vaccinated were six times less likely to catch Covid-19 than those who hadn’t been jabbed.
However, those who had been infected with an earlier variant of the coronavirus, but hadn’t been vaccinated, were between 15 and 29 times less likely to catch the virus.
Hospitalization rates showed a similar variation. Previous immunity conferring greater protection than vaccination gave rise to hospitalizations.
Despite the fact that it is less effective than natural immunity, CDC stated that “vaccination remains the safest strategy”To prevent Covid-19 infection. It is important because “having Covid the first time carries with it significant risks,”CNN was informed by Dr. Eli Rosenberg, co-author of the study. Dr. Erica Pan is the state epidemiologist at California Department of Public Health and recommended everyone get vaccinated. “additional protection.”
The study’s conclusion contradicts earlier claims from top US health officials. The White House Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, insisted at the start of the Delta epidemic last May that vaccines were needed. “are better than the traditional response you get from natural infection.”Republican legislators also accused Fauci of not paying attention to studies promoting natural immunity. “because it foils his plans to get everybody possible vaccinated.”
The study was not conducted in the midst of the Omicron-dominant surge.
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