Here is an excellent article about Harvard epidemiologist, Martin Kulldorf's refutation of the ridiculous attack on natural immunity that the CDC's recent so-called study made.
ARTICLE: "A Harvard epidemiologist and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, has highlighted the severe failings of a Centers for Disease Control study which tried to show that natural immunity for COVID-19 was not as effective as the experimental injections.
Amid more than 100 studies showing the superiority of natural COVID-19 immunity over vaccine-produced immunity, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the results this week of a study claiming to show the opposite.
But Dr. Martin Kulldorf, who has worked on vaccine epidemiology since joining the Harvard faculty nearly two decades ago, is among many epidemiologists who have quickly pointed out the CDC study’s fatal flaws.
In an article for the Brownstone Institute, he compared the CDC research with an Israeli study that found people vaccinated for COVID-19 are 27 times more likely to have a symptomatic COVID infection than those previously infected by the virus.
The Israeli study further found that the vaccinated were nine times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID than those with natural immunity. Meanwhile, the CDC study claims that the COVID recovered are five times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID than the vaccinated.
Kulldorf, noting both studies cannot be right, said he has never “never before seen such a large discrepancy between studies that are supposed to answer the same question.”
Kulldorff is an epidemiologist, biostatistician and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-author, along with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford and Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, of the Great Barrington Declaration, advocating a public policy of “focused protection” on the vulnerable while letting others go about their business. More than 860,000 people have signed the declaration, including 14,981 medical and public health scientists, and 44,167 medical practitioners.
As the federal and local governments double down on vaccine mandates, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health offers the latest evidence that the immunity acquired by COVID-19 infection is superior to the immunity from vaccination.
A total of 102 studies with the same conclusion has been compiled by Dr. Paul Elias Alexander and several other prominent colleagues.
Defending their paper, Israeli researchers said their analysis “demonstrated that natural immunity affords longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization due to the delta variant.”
Excellent article highlighting esteemed Harvard epidemiologist, Martin Kulldorf's thoughts about why kids shouldn't be vaccinated nor be forced to wear masks.
EXCERPT: "This past week, Dr. Kulldorff gave an interview with the Epoch Times that needs to be seen by every American. PLEASE, after you read this column, watch it here, and hear for yourself the shocking information he shares. I was mesmerized and even watched it twice because of the facts Dr. Kulldorff shared about the government and medias' shortcomings and even lies regarding COVID-19, vaccines for kids, lockdowns, mandates, natural immunity, etc. It was refreshing to hear Dr. Kulldorff speak as a scholar without political bias or concern about repercussions from the left or the right.Dr. Kulldorff explained to the Epoch Times: "I don't think children should be vaccinated for COVID. … COVID is not a huge threat to children." In fact, he said they shouldn't even be required to wear masks in any setting.
Kulldorff added: "They can be infected, just like they can get the common cold, but they're not a big threat. They don't die from this, except in very rare circumstances. So, if you want to talk about protecting children or keeping children safe, I think we can talk about traffic accidents, for example, which they are really at some risk. And there are other things that we should make sure [of] to keep children safe. But COVID is not a big risk factor for children."
Reports the Epoch Times: "Children are more likely to contract serious disease or die from the annual influenza, or the flu, than COVID-19, according to data and studies that Kulldorff has reviewed. Just 195 children under the age of 4 and 442 between 5 and 18 have died from COVID-19 in the United States as of Oct. 20, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children are 15 times less likely to be hospitalized with the disease than individuals who are 85 or older, and 570 times less likely to die, the agency says."
In fact, adverse effects can come from vaccinating children and younger Americans.
Dr. Kulldorf concluded: "The main risk to young people seen so far is heart inflammation, which has occurred post-vaccination at much higher than expected rates. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning label to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over the summer about myocarditis and pericarditis, two types of heart inflammation."
Using CDC data: unvaccinated children, ages 0-17, are 30 times LESS likely to die from COVID than fully vaccinated (with 2 doses) adults, ages 50-64 and 2.5 times less likely to die from COVID than fully vaccinated adults, ages 18-49.
Fact. Click on THIS LINK and scroll down about 2/3 of the page and you will see this:
That's right. The CDC has made it clear that for young children, especially children younger than 5 years old, "the risk of serious complications is higher for flu compared to COVID-19"
AND the CDC has also said, "for adolescents, the risk of serious COVID-19 illness is less than in children younger than 5."
This extremely low risk from COVID is also confirmed in my other blog posts, that shows for unvaccinated children ages 0 - 17, the risk of death due to COVID is 5 times less than being killed in a car accident and 30 times less than fully vaccinated (two doses) people ages 50 - 64.
Using the CDC's own data, the date in the first image below makes it perfectly clear that:
1. the risk that US citizens 0 - 17 years of age will die of COVID is 2 per 100,000 (shown as A, highlighted in yellow below). This rate is with no vaccination.
2. the risk of dying from a fatal car accident is 11.5 per 100,000.
Therefore, an unvaccinated student below the age of 17 is more than five times as likely to die in a car accident, than they are to die of COVID, even after contracting it. I am quite certain that no one has a problem with people riding in a car, even though the risk of death from a car accident is more than five times that of unvaccinated children who contract COVID.
And to show that this comparison of death due to COVID vs. death due to a car accident is reasonable, see the second image below of an abstract (summary) from the European Journal of Epidemiology, where they compared unvaccinated middle aged adult death rate due to COVID to the death rate from a car accident.