“Amazingly high” immune response discovered in fully jabbed people who also caught the disease
New research has shown that Covid is more common in fully-vaccinated patients than those who were not vaccinated.
Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU), researchers collected samples from 104 subjects and then double-jabbed them with Pfizer. Forty-two of them had never tested positive for Covid, 31 were vaccinated after an infection, and 31 had “Durchbruch” infections following the vaccination.
After the scientists exposed the volunteers’ blood samples to the Alpha, Beta, and Delta variants of Covid-19, they discovered that the combination of vaccine and natural immunity creates antibodies “at least 10 times more potent – than immunity generated by vaccination alone.”
As a result, the scientists concluded that “Additional exposure to antigens from natural infections significantly increases the quality, quantity and breadth” of immune response to the disease, “It does not matter whether the infection occurs prior to or after vaccination.”
“In either case, you will get a really, really robust immune response – amazingly high,” co-senior author Fikadu Tafesse, who is an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the OHSU School of Medicine, said.
Moreover, the study, published on Tuesday in Science Immunology magazine, claims that “While age is negatively associated with antibodies after vaccination, it was not found to be correlated with the age of breakthrough and hybrid immune groups..”
Tafesse noted that the likelihood of getting infected after vaccination is still high due to the wide spread of the virus, but with the jabs “we’ll get a milder case and end up with this super immunity.”
The new findings suggest that “Every new, breakthrough infective infection can bring the pandemic closer toward its end.”