COVID restrictions stunted kids’ immune systems, could explain surge of other illnesses: scientists

For two years and counting, the scientific and medical establishments have urged Americans at all risk levels to limit their exposure to the microbial world to effectively reduce the spread of COVID-19, rather than focus on protecting the vulnerable.

The unexpected surge of other pathogens starting last summer, however, has challenged the wisdom of frequent sanitizing, social distancing, remote work and education, and routine mask-wearing, especially applied to children.

Infectious disease experts who waged a lonely crusade against the evasion consensus are now finding more mainstream attention for their arguments. Another is even calling for the CDC to be stripped of power for failure to properly study the effectiveness of various COVID mitigations.

Societies that tried to avoid COVID have “far less recently acquired immunity” and now face “wonkiness” in immune responses to routinely circulating pathogens, epidemics journalist and onetime CDC embed Helen Braswell wrote in health publisher STAT last week.

The evasion strategy may help explain the untimely surges of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in kids last summer and this spring’s flu hospitalizations, as well as monkeypox’s spread far beyond Africa, she said. An otherwise mild adenovirus may have played a role in an unprecedented spate of “severe hepatitis in healthy young children.”

Dutch scientists told STAT that children are at particular risk because so many have barely had microbial exposure beyond their households. 

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NY Times forced to admit that COVID-19 immunity is better in red states that opened sooner

It appears as though the left-wing New York Times is reluctantly admitting that Americans living in “red” (meaning Republican) counties around the country have developed longer-lasting immunity from COVID-19 than Democrat (“blue”) counterparts.

In a recent edition of the Times’ ‘The Morning‘ flagship e-mail newsletter, columnist David Leonhardt notes:

There is one big new development. When I last wrote about red Covid, in November, I told you that the month-to-month partisan mortality gap might be peaking, for two main reasons.

One, the availability of highly effective post-infection treatments, like Pfizer’s Paxlovid, has been expanding; if they reduce deaths, the drop may be steepest where the toll is highest. Two, red America has probably built up more natural immunity to Covid — from prior infections — than blue America, given that many Democrats have tried harder to avoid getting the virus.

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Fauci Finally Admits Natural Immunity

Yes, Fauci has never worried about consistency or even contradicting himself one day to the next, often without explanation. Too often his doling out “the science” has felt like performance art. Still, the record is that Fauci and all his compatriots either downplayed or denied natural immunity for two years. That has been the source of vast confusion.

In fact, this might have been the most egregious science error of the entire pandemic. It amounted to giving the silent treatment to the most well-established point of cell biology that we have. It was taught to every generation from the 1920s until sometime in the new century when people stopped paying attention in 9th-grade biology class. 

After the pandemic broke, Fauci said nothing on this topic for a year and a half. The John Snow Memorandum, written to counter the Great Barrington Declaration, claimed “there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection.” Mandates and passports have excluded it. Academic, medical, and corporate enforcers have generally refused to recognize it. 

When CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked him specifically, September 13, 2021, Fauci quickly demurred. 

“I don’t have a really firm answer for you on that. That’s something that we’re going to have to discuss regarding the durability of the response,” Fauci said. “I think that is something that we need to sit down and discuss seriously.”

In other words, no one knows! 

The HHS head refused to say either way, even when grilled by Rand Paul. 

Earlier, the WHO even backed up this denialism, going so far as to change their own definition of immunity in the middle of a pandemic. They eliminated the old sentence on natural immunity and replaced it with a claim that immunity comes from “protecting people from the virus” and not “exposing them to it.” That’s some clever rhetoric right there! 

There’s no question that this effort to deny natural immunity was systematic and pushed from the top. 

How has this changed? In February 2022, the CDC finally published on the topic that they could not forever deny. And now, Fauci himself let the following slip in an interview on March 23, 2022: 

“When you look at the cases they do not appear to be any more severe [than Omicron] and they do not appear to evade immune responses either from vaccine or prior infection.”

What’s critical here is not his debatable claim about vaccines but rather his offhand remark about prior infection. It was tossed off as if: “Everyone knows this.” If so, it is no thanks to him, the CDC, or WHO. 

To be sure, everything we’ve known since two years ago – if not 2.5 thousand years – is that immunity from prior Covid infection is real. Vaccines have traditionally been a substitute version of exactly that. Brownstone has assembled fully 150 studies that demonstrate that immunity through infection is effective, broad, and lasting.

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The Psychological Cruelty of Denying Natural immunity

From the beginning of the current pathogenic crisis, this piece has been missing. Covid has been treated as a pathogen to avoid at all costs – personal and social. No price was too high to pay to purchase avoidance. The worst possible fate would be to confront the virus. We must not live life normally, we were told. We must reorganize everything around slogans: slow the spread, flatten the curve, socially distance, mask up, regard everyone and everything as a carrier. 

After two years, this is still the case in many parts of the country. Public health authorities have not recognized, must less explained natural immunity. Instead our source of hope has been the vaccine, which the authorities said would turn you into a dead end for the virus. That seemed like hope for many. Then it turned out not to be true. Hopes have been dashed and we were plunged right back where we were before. 

Covid’s coverage of the country is so broad now that everyone knows one or many people who have had it. They share stories. Some are short bouts. Others last a week or longer. Nearly everyone shakes it off. Some people die from it, particularly the elderly and infirm. And this universal tactile experience has also given rise not so much to another round of panic – that is certainly there – but exhaustion and the great question: when will all this end?

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New studies show that the COVID vaccines damage your immune system, likely permanently

Worried about Omicron? Guess what? After 90 days, the vaccine they gave you is going to make you MORE likely to get infected from Omicron, not less. The longer you stay on the vaccine treadmill, the harder to get off in the future and the easier you’ll make it for the virus.

In short, we’ve been lied to about the vaccine. It is protecting you less and less over time. While you may get a benefit for earlier variants, the benefit for other variants (and likely other diseases) is going to be negative. In short, you are getting a short term benefit against Delta, but at the expense of a degradation of your overall immunity to everything else.

These vaccines may help you win the war against a variant that may soon be rare, but the price you pay is that you make your immunity to everything else worse. It’s a dumb tradeoff (especially since early treatments work so well). But the people making the laws won’t believe any of the science referenced in this article, so it will continue.

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Rand Paul Blasts “Lying” Fauci; ‘He Ignores Natural Immunity Because It Foils His Mass Vaccination Plan’

Senator Rand Paul charged that NIAID director Anthony Fauci is purposefully acting ignorant on the benefits of natural immunity to COVID because it would ‘foil his mass vaccination plan,’ further describing the notion that everyone needs to be vaccinated as “nonsense.”

“Hey, this guy has an opinion on baseball, hockey, Tinder, and Christmas, but he was asked the other day about natural immunity that you acquire after the disease, he is like, ‘Oh, that is really interesting thought, I never thought about that. I don’t have an opinion because I haven’t thought about naturally acquired immunity,’” Paul said during a Fox Business News interview, adding, “He has and he is lying to you.”

Paul continued, “The reason he won’t bring up natural immunity is because it foils his plans to get everybody possible vaccinated.”

“He thinks it might slow down vaccination. And I’m for people getting vaccinated particularly people at risk, but the thing is, if you ignore naturally acquired immunity then you’re saying we don’t have enough people, you have to force it on younger people,” the Senator further urged.

“There was a statistic that came out that somebody put together today. If you’re 85, your chances of dying are 10,000 times greater than if you’re 10. Should we treat a 10-year-old the same we treat an 85-year-old? It is nonsense,” Paul reasoned.

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Pfizer Scientist Flees After Being Caught On Tape Admitting COVID Antibodies Are Better Than Vaccines

Pfizer scientist Nick Karl, who privately admitted COVID antibodies are better than his company’s vaccine, was questioned by Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe while in public.

Nick Karl, who was not wearing a mask despite appearing to sit in a restaurant, was visibly surprised and upset when confronted by Project Veritas. He acknowledged his name, then became startled and refused to speak to O’Keefe as he abruptly rose and left the building.

Karl questioned, “I’m not doing this. Do not, absolutely not, what are you doing right now?” He then demanded to see video proving O’Keefe’s claims. When O’Keefe presented a tablet to view them, Karl fled the restaurant to his vehicle and drove away.

Karl, described by Project Veritas as an “experienced biochemist at Pfizer” with a history in pharmaceuticals, was caught in undercover video claiming that natural immunity provides a more robust antibody response to COVID-19 than the Pfizer vaccine.

“It’s just one antibody against one specific part of the virus,” said Karl while being recorded by a Project Veritas journalist. “When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against like multiple pieces of virus.” Project Veritas also recorded two other Pfizer scientists who agree with this assessment.

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‘This Ends The Debate’ – Israeli Study Shows Natural Immunity 13x More Effective Than Vaccines At Stopping Delta

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the rest of President Biden’s COVID advisors have been proven wrong about “the science” of COVID vaccines yet again. After telling Americans that vaccines offer better protection than natural infection, a new study out of Israel suggests the opposite is true: natural infection offers a much better shield against the delta variant than vaccines.

The study was described by Bloomberg as “the largest real-world analysis comparing natural immunity – gained from an earlier infection – to the protection provided by one of the most potent vaccines currently in use.” A few days ago, we noted how remarkable it was that the mainstream press was finally giving voice to scientists to criticize President Biden’s push to start doling out booster jabs. Well, this study further questions the credibility of relying on vaccines, given that the study showed that the vaccinated were ultimately 13x as likely to be infected as those who were infected previously, and 27x more likely to be symptomatic.

Alex Berenson, a science journalist who has repeatedly questioned the efficacy of vaccines and masks at preventing COVID, touted the study as enough to “end any debate over vaccines v natural immunity.”

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