Natural Immunity From Omicron Strong Against Virus Subvariants: Study
By Zachary Stieber
July 16, 2022Updated: July 16, 2022
The protection afforded by surviving COVID-19 was strong against the latest virus subvariants, including the one currently dominant in the United States, scientists in Qatar found.
People who were infected with Omicron, a variant of SARS-CoV-2, had 76.1 percent protection against symptomatic reinfection from BA.4 and BA.5 and 80 percent shielding from any reinfection, regardless of symptoms, according to the preprint study.
Omicron became the dominant virus strain in many countries in late 2021. Since then, a number of subvariants have taken hold. BA.5 is the strain currently dominant in the United States.
While protection from an Omicron infection provided robust shielding against reinfection, those who contracted a pre-Omicron strain had little protection, according to the Qatari scientists, who were led by Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.
Pre-Omicron infection provided just 15.1 percent effectiveness against symptomatic BA.4 and BA.5 reinfection and just 28 percent infection against any reinfection.
The scientists analyzed data from national COVID-19 databases.
Infections before Omicron were those that occurred before Dec. 19, 2021, when the variant wave started in Qatar.
“Protection of a previous infection against BA.4/BA.5 reinfection was modest when the previous infection involved a pre-Omicron variant, but strong when the previous infection involved the Omicron BA.1 or BA.2 subvariant,” the scientists wrote.
Natural immunity has long been found to be superior to the protection from COVID-19 vaccines, and the new study is no exception. Vaccines provide little protection against Omicron infection and perform worse against infection and severe illness from the BA.4 and BA. 5 subvariants, studieshave shown.
Natural immunity also waned against BA.4 and BA.5, highlighting how the subvariants are better at evading protection, the Qatari researchers found.
The group has been studying natural immunity for years and recently discovered that the protection from prior infection against severe disease showed no signs of waning, regardless of what strain infected the person.
Among the listed limitations for the new study was the young population of Qatar, where just 9 percent of residents are 50 years of age or older. That means the findings “may not be generalizable to other countries where elderly citizens constitute a larger proportion of the total population,” researchers wrote.
Some experts, including Abu-Raddad and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, continue recommending vaccination for people with natural immunity, pointing to studies that indicate one or more doses increase protection, but others say vaccination isn’t needed for people who survive COVID-19, since some research suggests the elevated protection is minimal and that the naturally immune are at higher risk of vaccine side effects.
Canada’s drug regulator has approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, the first jab to receive authorization for the age group.
The Public Health Agency of Canada announced the decision on Thursday, saying it approved a two-dose vaccine series for children aged six months to five years “after a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence.”
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended smaller doses for children, just one-quarter of the amount approved for adults, citing phase three trial results for the Moderna shot.
The vaccines should be administered about eight weeks apart, especially for those who currently have the virus, though immunocompromised patients could receive doses at an interval of just four weeks, it added.
While the health agency acknowledged “most children” who contract Covid-19 have “no or mild symptoms,” it noted that “some, including previously healthy children, can get very ill and require hospitalization,” suggesting vaccination could avoid such outcomes.
Health Canada cautioned that due to a lack of long-term data for the vaccine, there is currently little information about serious side effects such as myocarditis – a potentially lethal heart condition seen in some older recipients – for the age group. It said it had not seen any severe adverse reactions during Moderna’s trials, however.
The US approved the use of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus shots for the same six-month to five-year-old age group last month, and has since inoculated around 267,000 children as of July 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
There are two things especially important in this relationship other than the basic acceptance of the child by the parent. Firstly, the experience of whatever means the parent uses to worship and give thanksgiving to the One Infinite Creator, should if possible be shared with the child entity upon a daily basis, as you would say. Secondly, the compassion of parent to child may well be tempered by the understanding that the child entity shall learn the biases of service to others or service to self from the parental other-self. This is the reason that some discipline is appropriate in the teach/learning. This does not apply to the activation of any one energy center for each entity is unique and each relationship with self and other-self doubly unique. The guidelines given are only general for this reason.
Serious side effects so far have been very rare—estimated at roughly one to 11 per 100,000 doses for some of the more serious harmful reactions identified by regulators in the most-affected age groups, according to U.S. and European government officials and researchers. They include blood clotting, nervous-system disorders and heart problems, all of which also can be caused by Covid itself.
The CDC and Wall St. Journal are both lying to you. Big time.
The truth is the vaccines are an unmitigated disaster. The most dangerous vaccines in human history. They should be immediately halted.
But the mainstream media is completely silent and totally ignored this study because it goes against the narrative.
Here’s the proof… right from the Israeli Ministry of Health
The latest proof of that comes from the Israeli Ministry of Health who did something that no government agency has ever done before: did a proactive survey of people who got the booster (instead of using a passive surveillance system like everyone else does). This is the only way to get true rate data since you know the denominator.
The reason no government ever did this before is because they knew it would show the vaccines were a disaster. So if they never looked, they can plausibly say, “we had no idea.”
Obviously, something went wrong and the government of Israel did a proactive survey, something all governments in the world should have done at the very start of the vaccination program.
For passive surveillance, you are always estimating underreporting factors.
For active surveillance, no estimates are required. You see the real data. The only thing you don’t get is death data because dead people don’t answer their phone.
In this case, 2,068 people provided answers. Could it be biased? Yup. The results at worst could be over stated by a factor of two. And even with that fudge factor it doesn’t matter because the rates are off the charts.
0.3% of people reported hospitalization as a result of the adverse event they experienced.
4.5% of respondents reported neurological problems
Nearly 10% of women under age of 54 had disruptions to their menstrual cycle
About 25% of people with pre-existing auto-immune disorders, depression or anxiety reported a worsening of their symptoms following the booster.
I have a great first-hand data point on neuro issues. I know a neurologist group with 20,000 patients. About 1,000 have new or worsened neurological issues after vaccination. So this is a 5% rate vs. the 4.5% in the study.
So that’s a quick sanity check.
More evidence of side effect rates that are off the charts
In general, early treatment protocols are the way to go. They always have been. But the CDC is never going to endorse them. Fareed and Tyson have treated 10,000 COVID cases with no deaths as long as the patients promptly showed up for treatment and took the drugs they were given. ZERO deaths. That’s why the CDC ignores it. The pandemic would be over.
Jamal Edwards is dead at 31
Have you noticed? There sure are a lot of young people dropping dead lately.
The causes of death are always murky. The vaccination status is never mentioned.
The autopsies are rarely done, and when they are done, they are typically not done by anyone who knows how to assess a vaccine death. We never hear from the embalmers either.
We just let people die and not ask any questions. Result: more people die and we simply do not want to know the cause of death.
Summary: The vaccines should be stopped now
The Israeli MOH study is just another nail in the coffin for the vaccine. It shows the vaccines are not safe and should be stopped immediately.
The Israeli MOH study confirms numerous other data points (doctor event reporting rates, VAERS, DMED, life insurance company data, telltale blood clots, huge vaccine victim Facebook groups, the Peter Schirmacher study, and a military doctor who is seeing a 1 in 100 rate of myocarditis post vaccine).