Vaccinated individuals are 27 times more likely to get a symptomatic Covid-19 infection than those with natural immunity from Covid-19 according to a newly published scientific study.
The study was conducted in one of the most highly Covid-19–vaccinated countries in the world, examined medical records of tens of thousands of Israelis, charting their infections, symptoms, and hospitalisations between 1st June and 14th August, when the Delta variant predominated in Israel.
The study examined up to 32,000 individuals, and found that the risk of developing Covid-19 was 27 times higher among the those who’d had the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA injection, and the risk of hospitalisation eight times higher, as compared to those individuals who had acquired natural immunity.
“This analysis demonstrated that natural immunity affords longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization due to the delta variant,” the researchers said.
The findings come as many governments around the world are demanding citizens acquire “vaccine passports” to travel. New York City, France, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and British Columbia are among those who have recently embraced vaccine passports.
Meanwhile, Australia has floated the idea of making higher vaccination rates a condition of lifting its lockdown in jurisdictions, while President Joe Biden is considering making interstate travel unlawful for people who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Vaccine passports are morally dubious for many reasons, not the least of which is that freedom of movement is a basic human right. However, vaccine passports become even more senseless in light of the new findings out of Israel and revelations from the CDC.
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