10.06.2021 – 18:44
Well-known epidemiologist Ilir Alimehmeti in a Facebook post states that based on a recent study in the US, individuals who have suffered symptomatic infection from SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by a reliable laboratory are unlikely to benefit from vaccination against COVID- 19, and vaccines can be safely prioritized for use by those who have not been previously infected.
“The natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Cit .: Hippocrates. Truths sooner or later my friends always come out! We just have to be patient and wait for the right time! This is also the case for discussing whether or not vaccination is needed for people who have already had a natural COVID-19 infection.
A very detailed study with robust methodology was conducted by the Infectious Diseases Department of Cleveland Hospital Center, Ohio – USA, which is a major hospital center with over 52,000 employees.
The researchers studied in detail:
ALL HOSPITAL STAFF (52,238 persons), of whom
2,579 people had passed the infection naturally, and
49,659 people were not infected.
Vaccinations were performed on:
1,359 (53%) of persons who had passed the disease, and
22,777 (41%) of persons who were not infected.
No previously infected person was infected, either vaccinated or unvaccinated.
2,139 previously uninfected and unvaccinated persons were infected (99.3%).
Fifteen previously uninfected and vaccinated persons were infected (0.7%).
Among those previously infected, vaccination played no role.
Among the previously uninfected, vaccination had an effectiveness of 96.9%.
The authors discuss that:
It is reasonable to expect that immunity acquired from natural infection provides effective protection against future SARS-CoV-2 infections.
In itself, uncertainty over the duration of the protective immunity offered by natural infection is not a valid argument for vaccinating previously infected persons.
This study provides direct evidence that vaccination with the best vaccines on the market.
Individuals who have experienced symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed by a trusted laboratory are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination, and
“Vaccines can be safely prioritized for use by anyone who has not been infected before,” writes the doctor.