The Political Persecution of Americans with Natural Immunity
Because of the Covid vaccine mandates, American citizens and legal residents lost their jobs. They were also subjected to harassment and vilification. Mockery, and outright demonization. By public authorities. By MSM pundits. By celebrities. And by hordes of would-be pundits and celebrities at Vox, Twitter, the Daily Beast, Huffpost, and more.
These American citizens and legal residents lost their jobs because they did not or would not meet the criteria — the ever-shifting, mutating criteria — of “fully vaccinated.” These Americans include many who had Covid and recovered from it. They acquired robust natural immunity. But they were still informed: get vaccinated, get boosted. Or, you are unacceptable. A social pariah. Effectively, a public enemy. One of them. The “unvaxxed.” The “anti-vaxxers.”
These Americans still chose not to comply. These Americans include medical professionals: doctors, nurses, hospital workers. They include first responders: police officers, fire-fighters, emergency medical technicians. They include people also who recovered from Covid but later had an adverse reaction to one of the vaccination or booster shots — and so they said “no more.”
What else do many of these Americans with natural immunity have in common? They were “essential workers” during the pandemic. This includes doctors and nurses who went to work each day to treat their patients, including and especially the Covid-infected patients. These essential workers risked their own lives for others. They were there for all Americans all throughout 2020, the year without vaccines.
Two such doctors are Aaron Kheriaty, MD; and Mollie James, DO. Both had their employment terminated because their natural immunity was not accepted – not respected. They were required to undergo additional medical interventions to solve a problem which they did not have, and which — as it turned out — these medical interventions could not solve. They refused, wisely. But at considerable personal and professional cost. Because of the persecution of Americans with natural immunity. A political one, with no legitimate basis in science. As we shall see. As the data — the evidence — indisputably shows.
Brief History Lesson
Why did our public health authorities reject natural immunity? Because globally, this was not case. And natural immunity, prior to the Fauci reign of error and terror, was recognized as the default gold standard. But one which typically came at too high a personal and social health cost. You don’t want to just survive polio, smallpox, or the measles, for example. Better than dying, yes: but the results can be disabling, not just disfiguring. Far better in these cases to get safely vaccinated, and have an induced immunity. This induced immunity should offer all or nearly all of the protections of natural immunity, but at an insignificant risk to the vast, vast majority of those who get vaccinated.
Better still, because we have these sterilizing vaccines for polio, measles, smallpox, and more, your vaccine-induced immunity helps eliminate these diseases — prevents them from spreading, from being public health threats. So with enough cases of vaccine-induced immunity and natural immunity, we have herd immunity. But for an individual person, the default gold standard was always natural immunity: the question was the cost, the risk.
But Surely the Data?
For Fauci et alia to override established science, to fail to respect or accept natural immunity, and to insist on a one-size fits all (but ever-increasing) regimen of vaccinations and boosters — well, they must surely have some compelling evidence, some undeniable data. Right?
No. They never did, and still do not. In fact, the opposite is true. The CDC’s own data shows that people with natural immunity but no vaccination were at considerably less risk for hospitalization than people without natural immunity but “fully vaccinated.”
One more time: the CDC’s data shows that people with natural immunity, people who had Covid and recovered, were the least-at-risk cohort of all studied.
Let’s have a look at that CDC study in some detail. You likely heard of it — it was briefly mentioned and was even gaining some media attention until CDC Director Dr. Wallensky served up yet another dramatic distraction. That part of her job — if it is her job — she does exceedingly well.
Understanding the CDC Study
The researchers logically and correctly divided the population being studied into four mutually exclusive cohorts, but in total inclusive of the entire population. So if you belonged to one group (one cohort), you could not belong to any of the other three groups (cohorts). But all four groups (cohorts) account for everybody. Have a look:
(Please note that in the chart above, and the graphs below, I have color-coded the cohorts. Blue is Vaccinated; Green, Unvaccinated; Darker shades, Natural Immunity; Lighter Shades, NO Natural Immunity).
So how many total people are we talking about here? For the California data, which is the most comprehensive in the CDC report: 21,734,330 people. Over 21 million. So yes, we have an adequate sample size for each cohort.
Vaccinated: Prior Covid-19 Diagnosis — 968,167 people or roughly 4.5%.
Vaccinated: NO Prior Covid-19 Diagnosis — 15,484,235 people (roughly 71.2%).
Unvaccinated: Prior Covid-19 Diagnosis — 1,370,782 people (roughly 6.3%).
Unvaccinated: NO Prior Covid-19 Diagnosis — 3,911,146 people (roughly 18%).
We’re on solid ground here. This is a major study. Real science. Not Fauci-science. So let’s compare the Unvaccinated with Natural Immunity, Cohort 3, to Cohorts 1 & 2, the Fully Vaccinated. Yes, according to the CDC researchers, “vaccinated” for this data means “fully vaccinated.”
Natural Immunity — No Vaccination vs. Vaccination Cohorts
The graph below reports on the hospitalization rate for Covid-19 per 100,000 people. So, say a city around the size of Chico, California. (Usually, this rate is reported per 1000 people. I felt the large town-small city size would be a better comparison for a general audience).
Wait? So the Cohort (3) with natural immunity but NOT vaccinated performed the best overall? Yes, slightly. And the second best: Cohort (1) with natural immunity and fully vaccinated. Out of these three, the worst performer — and it is not even close: Cohort (2) of the fully vaccinated, but no natural immunity.
Well, well. Dr. Aaron Kheitary, MD, in his own words, had "served for almost fifteen years as Professor at UCI (University of California, Irvine) School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health." Before he was terminated — and in fact, this led to his termination, Dr. Aaron Kheitary, MD, filed a lawsuit on behalf of those who recovered from Covid and had natural immunity. He argued that these people should NOT be subjected to the University of California vaccine mandates.
Dr. Aaron Kheitary, MD, had the established science on his side. Now confirmed by the CDC’s own massive study on — wait for — California.
Why might it be wrong to subject people against their consent to a needless medical intervention? (Now, a seemingly never-ending series of needless medical interventions). We will discuss that soon enough. Let’s see one more set of graphs relating to Natural Immunity and California. We will work here with the total number of Covid-19 hospitalizations, but expressed as percentages.
Covid-19 Hospitalizations (%)
Let’s start with the big picture: all four cohorts.
Cohort (4), people without natural immunity and unvaccinated have the highest percentage of hospitalizations. This is what the data shows. But what else does the data show? The conversation we have not been having — the one which destroys the narrative.
Natural Immunity, No Vaccination vs. Vaccination (II)
Once again, and this result should not be surprising, Cohort (3) with natural immunity but NOT vaccinated performed the best overall. Slightly. And the second best: Cohort (1) with natural immunity and fully vaccinated. Both Cohorts (3, 1) with natural immunity significantly performed better than the Cohort (2) with NO natural immunity but fully vaccinated. The status of having natural immunity, not the status of being fully vaccinated, delivered the best results. Period.
But let’s compare directly anyway Cohort (3) with Cohort (2). What matters more? Having natural immunity or being fully vaccinated?
What matters more? Having natural immunity or being fully vaccinated?
Natural immunity vs. Fully vaccinated
Let’s look at the hospitalization rates per 100,000 people — a city around the size of Chico, California.
Next, our hospitalization percentage graph (remember, the total for all Cohorts is 100%).
What matters more? What protects better? Having natural immunity. Having natural immunity offers far better protection than being fully vaccinated. And the results are NOT even close. So now tell me: who, really, are the science-deniers?
Who, really, are the science-deniers?
But How Could We Know If Someone Had Natural Immunity?
One more bit of housekeeping, particularly in regard to all the medical professionals and first-responders who had natural immunity but also had their employment terminated because of the vaccine mandates. But this applies to anyone claiming natural immunity A simple blood test.
A doctor, nurse, whoever, claims to have recovered from Covid and have natural immunity. What would show this? What would prove this? A simple blood test.
A simple blood test.
So we are to understand that the hospitals and medical centers were not and are not capable of providing a simple blood test? Instead, the preferred option: terminate the employee. And allow the employee to be ridiculed and vilified, to suffer professional, financial, and emotional damages. This is what Fauci calls science, calls public health. This is madness.
In California, because of an alleged healthcare worker shortage, nurses sick with Covid-19 were ordered back to work. Provided they were fully vaccinated. As for the nurses terminated earlier under the vaccine mandates? The nurses who had caught Covid and recovered, and now have robust natural immunity, and are not currently infected with Covid: they are NOT welcome to return to work. They remain terminated. Because they are not “fully vaccinated.”
Despite the CDC data. Despite the established science. In California, it is better to have actively infected nurses working with hospital patients despite the mutual health risks — because?
We can only describe what happened — what is still happening — as the political persecution of Americans with natural immunity. There is no basis in science for it. None. There is no basis in public health for it. None. I will leave it to other parties to discuss the political actors, forces, and motivations at work.
Why Not Anyway Vaccinate Everyone for Covid?
Sometime in early 2021, any public health justification for the Fauci mandates and lockdowns ended. I realize many experts would argue Fauci was wrong from the start. But I have a particular reason for stating that early 2021 marked the complete collapse of credibility.
Let me quote again from Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, MD, who is also a bio-ethicist:
Many of the arguments for vaccine mandates, and the supposed justification for overriding informed consent, relied on conflating these vaccines with traditional vaccines that offered sterilizing immunity.
But it was clear, early in 2021, that these were not sterilizing vaccines. And if that’s the case, we have to rely on traditional clinical ethics that says patients have the right to decline medical intervention if they so choose because they’re the ones who are assuming the risks and they’re the ones who are assuming the benefits.
The vaccines do NOT prevent people from being infected. The vaccines do NOT prevent the transmission the spread of Covid. The vaccines also have risks —complications which can even be fatal.
If one needs a face or a name to go with the numbers, we have the tragic story of Lisa Shaw, a 44 year-old mother, BBC Presenter, and otherwise healthy and lovely human being whose death was “clearly established” to have resulted from “vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia” [BBC: ref].
She is not the only casualty — not the only story of a person who had virtually no chance of dying from Covid, but who died from vaccine complications. Below, the VAERS COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports:
In a comment on an earlier post of mine, SMB correctly pointed out that if we include the data from VigiAccess, the Adverse Event reporting system of the WHO, we get a global overview which shows an historic rise in the numbers of adverse vaccination-related events.
The First Rule of Medicine
So we are back to the first rule of medicine: Do No Harm. We should understand that every treatment or medical intervention has risks. This requires us to consider the patient as well as the presumed illness or disease. If we recognize the patient as a human being with rights, this entails Informed Consent.
Generally speaking, a patient should undergo a treatment or medical intervention when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. This has been standard and accepted medical practice. Standard and accepted public health practice.
But for the myriad of Fauci-worshippers, let’s play the Devil’s advocate. Let’s answer the question: “why not anyway vaccinate everyone for Covid?”
The vaccines do NOT prevent infection.
The vaccines do NOT prevent transmission.
As a consequence of (1 & 2), the presumed “greater good” benefits from the vaccines do NOT exist. We have no cause to believe they will ever exist.
The vaccines do have risks — complications which can be serious, even fatal.
We know for certain that vaccine complications have already killed otherwise healthy people who were highly unlikely to die from Covid-19, any variant.
Vaccinating everyone is not only wasteful — it is expensive and time-consuming. Attention instead should be — and should have been from the start — directed towards treatment.
To force Covid vaccination is to deny bodily autonomy.
To force Covid vaccination is to deny informed consent.
To force Covid vaccination is to trample on human rights and human dignity.
To force Covid vaccination is deeply incompatible with our American way of life, and our enduring core values.
The case — if there ever was one for Covid vaccine mandates — collapsed completely sometime in early 2021. When it became obvious these were NOT sterilizing vaccines. That these vaccines were NOT performing as promised. In contrast to the USA, Japan, a nation with far superior Covid-19 public health outcomes than the USA, has no Covid vaccine mandates. The Japanese government is on the record opposed to Covid vaccine mandates.
They know as we should now: Covid vaccine mandates do not work. Japan, a nation of over 126 million people, has the results which prove their success. The USA, a nation of over 331 million people, has the results which prove our failure. Covid vaccine mandates do not work.
Omicron is the Endgame
Omicron makes the Fauci vaccine mandates even more destructive, wasteful, and ludicrous. Omicron, in large part, is why Denmark called the pandemic over — called off all Covid restrictions. The vaccines target the previous variant, not Omicron. So useless. And Omicron manifests as a upper respiratory tract infection — as a common cold, with about the same risks and dangers as a common cold. In fact, in late December 2021, Itmar Grotto, a former deputy director of the Israeli Health Ministry, suggested that Israeli should consider a policy of “letting people get infected [with Omicron].”
Why? Because the mortality risk posed by Omicron is ridiculously low, and the recovery from it confers robust natural immunity. What seems so far poly-variant robust natural immunity. Arguably, the safest and the best Covid vaccine or booster to date: Omicron. Because natural immunity works. Far better in regard to Covid than the vaccine-induced immunity. As the CDC data undeniably shows.
From Here, What Next?
By now, it should go without saying that Fauci’s reign of error and terror must end. This is not enough. We must do justice for all those with natural immunity who suffered personal and professional damages. Who were mocked and threatened by US public officials, by the MSM pundits and celebrity pendejos, and by their parasitical New Media hordes. Start with financial compensation, including punitive damages. Start with an apology from those at the highest levels of our government.
Thank you for reading.
Please do what you can for the Covid Narrative Resistance. Help reclaim our nation from this unelected, unaccountable bureaucrat: this false god-king who has declared himself “science.” Who has been conducting a massive and deeply flawed experiment upon us and at our expense. We measure Fauci’s failure in thousands of unnecessary deaths, and in billions of dollars wasted. In generational damage to our children.
End the political persecution of Americans with natural immunity. End all Covid restrictions now.
A Second Opinion
Below, a related, far more polite, and yet damning second opinion on the same CDC data by Dr. Suneel Dhand, MD: “This CDC graph shows it was WRONG to fire people with Natural COVID immunity last year.”
Dr. Dhand is working with the original report graph. Above, I was working with the report data and generated my own graphs from that data. I strongly recommend Dr. Dhand’s presentation: worth 7 minutes and 4 seconds of your time.
Below that, and feel free to skip: some data analysis and visualization housekeeping. Full transparency: Open Source, Open Data Science. I provide you with links to the data set, the code used, and all images. I also provide some brief notes on how the data was wrangled for this post. Check my work, please. Check my work, I dare you. My results are fully reproducible.
The polite but damning breakdown by Dr. Suneel Dhand, MD
Full Data & Worksheet Transparency
CDC Source Data: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7104e1.htm#F1_down
All the data visualizations in my post were generated using the CDC data from this table:
Please note that the last column, number of cumulative (total) incidents is expressed in both a total count and as per 1000 people. (Notes on the CDC report). For example, Vax and Covid: 273 is count; 0.3 is the rate per 1000 people. Since 0.3 of a person only makes mathematical sense, I upscaled it to per 100,000 people — again, roughly the population of Chico, California. So for the same example, Vax and Covid: count of 273 which is roughly 28 people per 100K people.
So after just a bit of wrangling, the CDC data table becomes this (variable names slightly changed for ease of use with the software):
Note that I only needed from the original data the cohort status, the population size per cohort, and hospitalizations per cohort (columns 1, 2, and 6 in the original).
My data set, data wrangling worksheet, data visualization worksheet, and all plots @ Github: Covid_Natural_Immunity.
A dashboard with all visualizations and the data table: CDC Study, 2021; Natural Immunity.
Open Source, Open Science.