Covid vax more effective than survivor immunity, state epidemiologist claims

Vermont State Dept. of Health Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Kelso

By Guy Page

Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Dept. of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Kelso both insist that Covid-19 immunity by vaccination is safer than, or at least a valuable addition to, natural immunity. 

Since the beginning of the scientific study of viral epidemics, it’s been a given that people who get the virus and recover almost always have a strong natural defense – a ‘natural immunity’ – to contracting the same virus a second time. 

As state and federal governments and private employers impose vaccination mandates as a condition of employment, many Americans who have survived Covid-19 are requesting a ‘natural immunity’ loophole. They’re asking: why should they be required to receive a vaccine they don’t need in order to keep a job they do need?

Vermont Daily Chronicle (at the 57:08 mark) asked about natural immunity vs. Covid vaccination immunity at last Tuesday’s press conference. Here’s the transcript, lightly edited for readability:

VDC: Governor, I wonder if either you or Dr. Kelso perhaps could explain why vaccination is needed for people with natural immunity as a result of having Covid. Isn’t natural immunity enough? And if not, why not?”

Gov. Scott: “My understanding is that the vaccine will actually give you more additional protection on top of your natural immunity. I don’t know if it’s been studied long  enough. Maybe there’s not enough data available at this point to know how long your natural immunity lasts, whether it’s short-term or  long-term, or more powerful or not as powerful as the vaccine. At this point in time it’s safe to have both. We encourage people to  be vaccinated after, if they become a Covid case, to give you all the protection, more  protection, on top of your natural immunity.”  

Dr. Kelso: “The governor’s right. The data shows that the immunity that you get from being fully vaccinated is not only stronger but lasts longer than the immunity you have from having had Covid. It’s as simple as that. It’s based on the data,” Kelso said.

Kelso may be referring to this August 6, 2021 CDC statement, “a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus. These data further indicate that COVID-19 vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity alone and that vaccines, even after prior infection, help prevent reinfections.”

Another August 6 CDC statement, however, says that “Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but remain rare” and that ​”ongoing COVID-19 studies will help us understand how likely is reinfection [and] how often reinfection occurs.”

Critics of Kelso’s claim ask why incidences of breakthrough Covid-19 are very rare among survivors, while vaccinated people comprised 76% of Vermont deaths from Covid in September (through Sept. 25). They also question Gov. Scott’s claim about vaccine safety, as [unverified] federal VAERS data show 16,000 deaths and 727,000 adverse health events through September 17, 2021. The vaccine has been in circulation for about nine months.

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12 replies »

  1. Here we go again!

    More spin by RINO GOVERNOR SCOTT and OH what a SURPRISE, the Vermont State Chief Epidemiologist agrees with him!

    The truth is, in spite of ALL the reports that say the opposite, our past experiences and just plain common sense, RINO SCOTT doesn’t have the courage and/or leadership ability to go against the APPROVED NARRATIVE.

    I’m sorry for ALL of you Vermonters out there that are in a position to either take the “Experimental Gene Therapy Shot” with who knows what consequences, or loose your jobs.

    Vermont Government Elected Leaders have failed you AGAIN. They could act, serve Vermont Citizens and our Constitutional Freedoms. Yet, ONCE AGAIN, THEY ARE SHOWING US VERY CLEARLY, THEY DO NOT SERVE WE THE PEOPLE or the STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS. They only serve themselves.

    Let’s work together to GET THEM OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT!! Get involved and take a part!

  2. Letter to Vt Governor: ” It is obvious, based on your actions and ignorance of the actual situation of the so called pandemic, that you are forcing the people of Vermont to loose their freedom Your ignorance of the facts that l. masks are not effective, 2. the so called virus has never been isolated and 3. the so -called vaccine is not a vaccine, but a kill shot that is causing far more deaths and illness than if ignored and gotten this flu, would be harmless – no “covid” only deaths. A vaccine should contain part of the problem contagion, but this “shot” does not!, 4. You are obviously bribing school districts with monies offered for compliance.
    Un-bury your intellect and research the actual facts, away from Main Stream Media. I submit this which challenges you to be other than a RINO!”

  3. Final conclusions
    “The findings suggest that natural immunity provides longer-lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease, and hospitalization due to the Delta variant, compared with the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine, the researchers conclude.”

    Written by Leigh Ann Green on September 6, 2021 — Fact checked by Ferdinand Lali, Ph.D.

    Someone isn’t telling the truth. And if the jury is still out because of the relatively short study period to date, they’re all lying.

    I still haven’t figured out why there is so much obfuscation and deceit. It must be the money. It usually is.

  4. It would behoove Dr. Kelso to have facts beyond CDC talking points. It became apparent over a year ago that the CDC, NIH and others were not disseminating correct information, merely following contrived talking points. Vermont’s government too, has decided to follow talking points to achieve the political solution to this disease.
    “If it saves one life” was the rallying cry for mask mandates here, yet now proven treatments are
    discounted? Liberal logic, I suppose.
    Something for Scott, Kelso, Levine and every other practicing physician to consider- That there may indeed be treatment options available for Vermonters afflicted by this disease. Ignorance of other information available will not be an excuse to support the official government narrative. “Because fauci told us so” isn’t an effective defense for your actions. Be very sure, as those policy makers that prohibit and dissuade against options available will need to live with the results of their decisions.

  5. At This Point , Plausible deniability will Not Save them . May God have Mercy on their Poor Retched Souls

  6. “Compromise of morals for money” Though i doubt any of them ever had any morals in the first place….they ARE taking money which is evident by the $$ Herr Scott is passing to schools to sheep up and get all the children jabbed. This will not end will for any of them. Sad,

  7. It’s encouraging to see so many State Governors are taking action against Tyranny King Biden’s Unconstitutional Shot Mandate. They are doing the job they were elected to do by upholding the Constitution and serving the individual freedoms of the citizens in their States.
    (link to article below)

    Please contact our Vermont Governor and ask him why he is absent from this list.

  8. Doubling down on falsehoods to cover their criminal conduct. They are obviously desperate and panic-stricken – which makes them even more dangerous and sinister.

  9. Why would I expect anything else from VT State Government? Maybe they should read the large Israeli study which clearly showed that natural immunity was superior to the vax? Would a vax on top of natural immunity be even better? Perhaps, but given the hazards of the vax, why on earth would anyone do that? Their endless lies in an attempt to force the vax on everyone is contemptible.

  10. Vermont Government is part of the Marxist Regime. Do Not Comply with the LIE. That’s it, Don’t Comply! We Need Peaceful Civil Disobedience NOW!

    We The People KNOW what the REAL TRUTH is and this is all happening because of the Stolen Rigged November 3, 2020 Election. The Marxists used Covid as their “crisis” to Steal the Election.

    All Mandates, All Executive Orders, Everything the Federal Government does and the State Government does that goes against the Constitution is NULL and VOID. They are Treasonists.

    Do Not Comply!

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