Whereas governments all over the world are going full steam forward with plans for vaccine passports, two key issues have occurred that blow irreparable holes in the entire argument.
First, greater than 15 research now present the pure immunity you get after recovering from COVID-19 is way superior and longer-lasting than what you get from the COVID shot, and secondly, lawsuits have challenged vaccine necessities that fail to simply accept pure immunity as a substitute for the COVID injection. Different lawsuits highlighting the illegalities of vaccine mandates have additionally been filed.
The Zywicki Case
As reported by the New York Publish,1 August 4, 2021, when George Mason College in Virginia determined to implement a vaccine mandate, regulation professor Todd Zywicki sued.2 Mason recovered from COVID-19 in 2020 and has pure immunity, as demonstrated by a number of antibody exams. One in all his attorneys, Harriet Hageman, acknowledged:
“Widespread sense and medical science ought to underpin GMU’s actions. Each have gone lacking with this newest effort to power a distinguished professor to take a vaccine that he doesn’t want — not for his personal safety nor for anybody else’s security at Scalia Legislation Faculty.”
The lawsuit identified that folks with pure immunity have an elevated danger of adversarial reactions to the COVID shot — in accordance with one examine3 as much as 4.4 occasions the danger of clinically vital uncomfortable side effects — and that the requirement not solely violates due course of rights and the fitting to refuse undesirable medical therapy, however just isn’t compliant with the Emergency Use Authorization.4
A Win for GMU Professor however No Authorized Precedent
August 17, 2021, George Mason College caved earlier than the case went to trial and granted Zywicki a medical exemption to the vaccine requirement.5 Sadly, and irrationally, the college didn’t revise its normal coverage. As reported by Residents Journal:6
“The varsity’s acknowledgment of pure immunity is important given the serial case of amnesia that appears to have overtaken the world on this fundamental level of biology.
Nonetheless, the college nonetheless maintains the vaccination requirement for all different members of the GMU group, no matter naturally acquired immunity. On the time of this writing, the identical medical exemption has not been supplied on a broader scale.
Moreover, the lawsuit would have served as an fascinating check case for vaccine mandate-related litigation, which is able to turn into extra prevalent as time goes on. Regardless, the victory nonetheless serves as a sliver of hope that some universities will entertain affordable arguments and that people can combat again with litigation …
With the GMU case resolved with out trial, many essential authorized arguments went untested. For instance, does the 14th Modification’s Due Course of Clause apply to vaccine mandates, or does the state have the flexibility to droop such rights when responding to a public well being emergency?
How does the reliability of pure immunity have an effect on the constitutionality of insurance policies that fail to acknowledge it? Can the federal government merely cherry-pick no matter science it desires to justify its insurance policies? In keeping with the courtroom submitting,7
‘The Supreme Court docket has acknowledged that the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments shield a person’s proper to privateness. A ‘forcible injection … right into a nonconsenting individual’s physique represents a considerable interference with that individual’s liberty[.]’ Washington v. Harper, 494 U.S. 210, 229 (1990).’
Given this precedent, in addition to the state’s police powers to droop particular person rights beneath compelling circumstances, how will this apply to Covid-19 in a low-risk setting reminiscent of a university campus?
If the fitting nonetheless holds, how will it apply to city-wide vaccine passport packages, on condition that Covid-19 is a comparatively delicate illness? … The transfer can also be mysterious, given the relevance of the matter. In consequence, it didn’t create a binding authorized precedent.”
In an announcement, lead counsel Jenin Younes with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, mentioned:8
“NCLA is happy that GMU granted Professor Zywicki’s medical exemption, which we imagine it solely did as a result of he filed this lawsuit. In keeping with GMU, with the medical exemption, Prof. Zywicki could proceed serving the GMU group, as he has for greater than 20 years, with out receiving a medically pointless vaccine and with out undue burden.
However, NCLA stays dismayed by GMU’s refusal — together with many different private and non-private universities and different employers — to acknowledge that the science establishes past any doubt that pure immunity is as sturdy or extra so than vaccine immunity.”
Different Lawsuits Difficult Faculties’ Vaccine Mandates
Whereas not particularly centered across the validity of pure immunity, a lawsuit filed by greater than a dozen college students and Kids’s Well being Protection in opposition to Rutgers College in New Jersey does embody this facet, as among the plaintiffs object to the mandate on the premise that they’ve pure immunity. This lawsuit was filed in mid-August 20219 and remains to be pending.
Earlier this 12 months, in April 2021, the Los Angeles Unified Faculty District was sued over its vaccine requirement by California Educators for Medical Freedom and the Well being Freedom Protection Fund.10 July 27, a California courtroom dismissed the lawsuit with out prejudice, because it concluded the LAUSD had voluntarily deserted its necessary vaccine requirement. As reported by The Defender:11
“It is a BIG win — due to the lawsuit, LAUSD represented to the courtroom on the report that it doesn’t have a coverage requiring vaccination with EUA merchandise. For the reason that courtroom has now confirmed the absence of any coverage requiring vaccination at LAUSD, all lecturers and workers are secure to return to work with out vaccination or furnishing proof of vaccination within the fall.”
Time will inform if the Kids’s Well being Protection case in opposition to Rutgers College will convey the authorized precedent wanted to extra successfully thwart this tyrannical pattern. Nonetheless, even smaller wins like Zywicki’s are vital and display there are methods we are able to combat again, if solely we’re keen.
Pure Immunity Surpasses Vaccine-Induced Safety
Whereas vaccine passports are immoral and unconstitutional in and of themselves, medical science can also be proving them ineffective and irrational. As reported by Daniel Horowitz in an August 25, 2021, article in The Blaze,12 there are a minimum of 15 research that present pure immunity from earlier an infection is extra sturdy and longer-lasting than what you get from the COVID shot. He writes:
“The talk over compelled vaccination with an ever-waning vaccine is cresting proper across the time when the controversy ought to be moot for lots of people. Among the many most fraudulent messages of the CDC’s marketing campaign of deceit is to power the vaccine on these with prior an infection, who’ve a larger diploma of safety in opposition to all model of the virus than these with any of the vaccines.
It is time to set the report straight as soon as and for all that pure immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is broader, extra sturdy, and longer-lasting than any of the photographs in the marketplace immediately. Our insurance policies should replicate that actuality.”
We now have knowledge displaying vaccine immunity quickly wanes no matter variants, however particularly when a brand new variant turns into predominant. In keeping with the Mayo Clinic, as of July 2021, Pfizer’s COVID injection was solely 42% efficient in opposition to an infection,13 which does not even meet the Meals and Drug Administration’s requirement of fifty% efficacy14 for COVID vaccines.
This matches Israeli knowledge, which present Pfizer’s shot went from a 95% effectiveness on the outset, to 64% in early July 2021 and 39% by late July, when the Delta pressure turned predominant.15,16 Pfizer’s personal trial knowledge additionally display quickly waning effectiveness. BMJ affiliate editor Peter Doshi mentioned this in an August 23, 2021, weblog.17
By the fifth month into the trial, efficacy had dropped from 96% to 84%, and this drop couldn’t be as a result of emergence of the Delta variant since 77% of trial individuals had been within the U.S., the place the Delta variant did not emerge till months later. So, even and not using a predominance of a brand new variant, effectiveness drops off. In an August 20, 2021, report, BPR famous:18
“‘The information we’ll publish immediately and subsequent week display the vaccine effectiveness in opposition to SARS COVID 2 an infection is waning,’ the CDC director [Rochelle Walensky] started … She cited experiences of worldwide colleagues, together with Israel ‘recommend elevated danger of extreme illness amongst these vaccinated early’ …
‘Within the context of those considerations, we’re planning for Individuals to obtain booster photographs beginning subsequent month to maximise vaccine induced safety. Our plan is to guard the American individuals and to remain forward of this virus,’ Walensky shared …
The CDC director seems to all however admit that the vaccine’s efficacy charge has a strict time restrict, and its protections are restricted within the ever-changing setting.”
You are Far Safer Round a Naturally Immune Particular person
Add to this a) the truth that the COVID photographs don’t forestall an infection or unfold of the virus and b) the truth that COVID-jabbed people carry the identical viral load when symptomatic as unvaccinated people,19,20 and the entire argument that vaccine passports will determine and separate “public well being threats” from those that are “secure” to be round merely fails miserably.
As famous by Horowitz, anybody able to rational thought understands that an individual with pure immunity from a earlier an infection is “exponentially safer to be round than somebody who had the vaccines however not prior an infection.”21
As for the unvaccinated who should not have pure immunity from prior an infection, properly, their standing poses no elevated danger to anybody however themselves. Conversely, for the reason that COVID shot can’t forestall an infection or transmission, and solely guarantees to cut back your danger of great sickness, the one one who can profit from the shot is the one who obtained it. It protects nobody else.
Actually, you may very well pose an elevated danger to others, as a result of in case your signs are delicate or nonexistent, however your viral load excessive, you are extra more likely to stroll round as regular. Quite than staying house since you suspect you are contaminated and infectious, you are out spreading the virus round to others, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
What Does the Analysis Say?
In his article, Horowitz critiques 15 research that ought to, as soon as and for all, settle the controversy about whether or not individuals who have had COVID are actually immune and whether or not that immunity is similar to that of the COVID photographs. Here is a choose handful of these research. For the remaining, please see the unique Blaze article.22
• Immunity Could 202123 — New York College researchers concluded that whereas each SARS-CoV-2 an infection and vaccination elicit potent immune responses, the immunity you get while you’ve recovered from pure an infection is extra sturdy and faster to reply.
The explanation for it’s because pure immunity conveys extra innate immunity involving T cells and antibodies, whereas vaccine-induced immunity primarily stimulates adaptive immunity involving antibodies.
• Nature Could 202124 — This analysis dispels fears that SARS-CoV-2 an infection won’t produce long-lasting immunity. Even in individuals with delicate COVID-19 an infection, whose anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (S) antibodies ranges may quickly decline within the months’ post-recovery, persistent and long-lived bone marrow plasma cells begin churning out new antibodies when the virus is encountered a second time.
In keeping with the authors, “Persistently, circulating resting reminiscence B cells directed in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 S had been detected within the convalescent people. General, our outcomes point out that delicate an infection with SARS-CoV-2 induces sturdy antigen-specific, long-lived humoral immune reminiscence in people.”
• Nature July 202025 — The Nature findings above help findings from Singapore printed in July 2020, which discovered sufferers who had recovered from SARS in 2002/2003 had sturdy immunity in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 17 years later.
• Cell Drugs July 202126 — Right here, they discovered that almost all beforehand contaminated sufferers produced sturdy antibodies and reminiscence B cells, together with sturdy polyfunctional CD4 and CD8 T cells that focus on a number of elements of the virus.
In keeping with the authors: “Taken collectively, these outcomes recommend that broad and efficient immunity could persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 sufferers.” The identical clearly can’t be mentioned for vaccine-induced immunity.
• BioRxiv July 202127 — Echoing the Cell Drugs findings above, College of California researchers concluded that “Pure an infection induced growth of bigger CD8 T cell clones occupied distinct clusters, probably as a result of recognition of a broader set of viral epitopes introduced by the virus not seen within the mRNA vaccine.”
We’re Making a Pandemic of the Vaccinated
If pure immunity is best than vaccine-induced antibodies, you’d anticipate to see fewer reinfections amongst those that have already had COVID-19, in comparison with breakthrough infections occurring amongst those that obtained the COVID shot. And that is exactly what we see.
In a preprint titled “Necessity of COVID-19 Vaccination in Beforehand Contaminated People,”28 the researchers checked out reinfection charges amongst beforehand contaminated well being care staff within the Cleveland Clinic system.
Of the 1,359 frontline staff with pure immunity from earlier an infection, not a single one was reinfected 10 months into the pandemic, regardless of heavy publicity to COVID-19-positive sufferers.
A second preprint,29 posted August 25, 2021, in contrast SARS-CoV-2 pure immunity to vaccine-induced immunity by reinfection and breakthrough charges. 4 outcomes had been evaluated: SARS-CoV-2 an infection, symptomatic illness, COVID-19-related hospitalization and demise.
Outcomes confirmed that, in comparison with these with pure immunity, SARS-CoV-2-naïve people who had obtained a two-dose routine of Pfizer’s COVID shot had:30
- A 5.96-fold elevated danger for breakthrough an infection
- A 7.13-fold elevated danger for symptomatic illness
- A 13.06-fold elevated danger for breakthrough an infection with the Delta variant
- A better danger for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations
After adjusting for comorbidities, SARS-CoV-2-naïve people who had obtained two Pfizer doses had been 27.02 occasions extra more likely to expertise symptomatic breakthrough an infection than these with pure immunity.31 No deaths had been reported in both of the teams. In closing the authors concluded:32
“This examine demonstrated that pure immunity confers longer lasting and stronger safety in opposition to an infection, symptomatic illness and hospitalization attributable to the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, in comparison with the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.”
Majority of Hospitalizations Are Truly within the Vaccinated
The oft-repeated chorus is that we’re in a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” which means those that haven’t obtained the COVID jab make up the majority of these hospitalized and dying from the Delta variant. Nonetheless, we’re already seeing a shift in hospitalization charges from the unvaccinated to those that have gotten one or two injections.
For instance, in Israel, the totally “vaccinated” made up the majority of great instances and COVID-related deaths in July 2021, as illustrated within the graphs under.33 The purple is unvaccinated, yellow refers to partially “vaccinated” and inexperienced totally “vaccinated” with two doses. By mid-August, 59% of great instances had been amongst those that had obtained two COVID injections.34
Information from the U.Okay. present an identical pattern amongst these over the age of fifty. On this age group, partially and totally “vaccinated” individuals account for 68% of hospitalizations and 70% of COVID deaths.35
Information36 from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention additionally refute the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative. Between July 6,2021, and July 25, 2021, 469 COVID instances had been recognized in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, outbreak.
Of those that examined constructive, 74% had obtained two COVID injections and had been thought-about “totally vaccinated.” Even regardless of utilizing completely different diagnostic requirements for non-jabbed and jabbed people, a whopping 80% of COVID-related hospitalizations had been additionally on this group.37,38
COVID Shot Could Hurt Immunity in These Beforehand Contaminated
Whereas the authors of that August 25, 2021, preprint39 declare of their summary that “People who had been each beforehand contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 and given a single dose of the vaccine gained extra safety in opposition to the Delta variant,” within the physique of the article they admit they “couldn’t display significance in our cohort.”
Until significance is demonstrated, the discovering is mainly irrelevant, so I’d not depend on this paper if I needed to argue for vaccination of these with preexisting pure immunity. Moreover, there’s analysis40 displaying the COVID photographs may very well hurt the superior T cell immunity constructed up from prior an infection, particularly after the second dose. As reported by Horowitz in The Blaze:41
“Immunologists from Mount Sinai in New York and Hospital La Paz in Madrid have raised severe considerations. In a stunning discovery after monitoring a gaggle of vaccinated individuals each with and with out prior an infection, they discovered ‘in people with a pre-existing immunity in opposition to SARS-CoV-2, the second vaccine dose not solely fail to spice up humoral immunity however determines a contraction of the spike-specific T cell response.’
Additionally they observe that different analysis has proven ‘the second vaccination dose seems to exert a detrimental impact within the total magnitude of the spike-specific humoral response in COVID-19 recovered people.'”
Arguments for Vaccine Passports Are Null and Void
FEE.org reported the August 25 findings beneath the headline, “Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Simply Demolished”:42
“Harvard Medical Faculty professor Martin Kulldorff mentioned analysis displaying that pure immunity gives exponentially extra safety than vaccines means vaccine passports are each unscientific and discriminatory, since they disproportionately have an effect on working class people.
‘Prior COVID illness (many working class) supplies higher immunity than vaccines (many professionals), so vaccine mandates aren’t solely scientific nonsense, they’re additionally discriminatory and unethical,’ Kulldorff, a biostatistician and epidemiologist, noticed on Twitter …
Vaccine passports could be immoral and a large authorities overreach even within the absence of those findings. There may be merely no historic parallel for governments making an attempt to limit the actions of wholesome individuals over a respiratory virus on this method.
But the justification for vaccine passports turns into not simply flawed however absurd in mild of those new revelations. Individuals who have had COVID have already got considerably extra safety from the virus than individuals who’ve been vaccinated.
In the meantime, individuals who’ve not had COVID and select to not get vaccinated could or will not be making an unwise resolution. But when they’re, they’re principally placing solely themselves in danger.”
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Whereas we nonetheless have an extended and sure arduous combat forward of us, there’s cause to be optimistic. In a current TikTok video,43 a younger man named Ari Hasanaj who lives in New York Metropolis describes how he printed up posters that say:
“We don’t discriminate in opposition to ANY buyer based mostly on intercourse, gender, race, creed, age, vaccinated or unvaccinated. All clients who want to patronize are welcome in our institution.”
He then went across the metropolis, from one retailer to the following, asking every proprietor if they might comply with publish the signal on their door to protest NYC’s vaccine passport requirement. A majority mentioned sure. He’s now asking others to affix him on this effort.
In Denmark, vaccine passports will not be used to limit motion as of September 10, 2021. The well being minister, Magnus Heunicke, has acknowledged, although, that the passport system could also be reinstated if rising an infection charges threaten vital capabilities.
Denmark was among the many first to announce the event of a digital vaccine passport, which got here into impact in April 2021.44 For months, Danes repeatedly demonstrated in opposition to the COVID passes, and it appears the protests ultimately had the specified impact. It simply goes to point out that if sufficient individuals resist, tyrannical overreach might be reined in.