The Lancet Publishes Medical Prof’s Warning That Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates Irrelevant | The Underground Newswire

A highly acclaimed professor of medicine at the University of Leeds is touting that recent findings on Covid natural immunity have made the vaccine mandates irrelevant. Furthermore, the mandates are unnecessarily exacerbating labor shortages in the medical field, which is harming patient care.

The Lancet letter is attributed to Dr. Dennis G. McGonagle, who is a professor at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds.

“First, it is well established that for single stranded RNA viruses such as influenza, natural immunity after recovery from infection provides better protection than vaccination, which needs to be undertaken annually because of waning vaccine immunity,” the letter reads. “The same has been shown for SARS-CoV-2; in one study, individuals exposed to natural infection were ten-times less likely to be reinfected compared with vaccinated individuals without natural infection (adjusted hazard ratio 0·02, 95% CI 0·01–0·04 for previous infection vs 0·26, 0·24–0·28 for vaccination). Individuals exposed to natural infection were also less likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19.”

The Lancet Publishes Medical Prof’s Warning That Natural Immunity Has Made Vaccine Mandates Irrelevant | The Underground Newswire