Articles tagged with: Immunity

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Headlines overlook risk of COVID-19 by claiming Estonia study shows natural immunity is superior to vaccination

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“Natural Immunity Better Than Protection From COVID-19 Vaccination, researchers in Estonia found”

SOURCE: Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times

Published: 08 Dec 2023

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Marty Makary relies on misleading and unsubstantiated claims to accuse U.S. government of spreading misinformation

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The U.S. government spread misinformation that vaccinated immunity was far greater than natural immunity, that masks were effective, that myocarditis was more common after the infection than the vaccine

SOURCE: Marty Makary, YouTube, Facebook

Published: 26 Oct 2023

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Vaccination recruits both the innate and adaptive immune system; COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children

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“clearly [COVID-19] vaccines are dangerous for kids”, they cause myocarditis; children are protected from COVID-19 by innate immunity which is bypassed by vaccination

SOURCE: Michelle Perro, Joseph Mercola, Instagram

Published: 28 Mar 2023

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Viral memes listing COVID-19 topics about which authorities were allegedly “wrong” rehash debunked misinformation

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We were lied about “COVID-19 numbers”, treatments, natural immunity, and the origin of the virus; COVID-19 vaccines and control measures “didn’t work”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 07 Mar 2023

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Infection-induced immunity is more unpredictable and poses a higher risk than vaccine-induced immunity

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“natural immunity provides superior protection to experimental vaccines; “They lied and said Natural Immunity wasn’t better than [vaccine]-induced immunity”

SOURCE: Social media users, Children's Health Denfese, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 02 Mar 2023

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Vaccination isn’t equal to parasitic infection; COVID-19 mRNA vaccines don’t hamper the production of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

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“ALL vaccines, including the seasonal flu shot, contain parasites”, mRNA vaccines reduce the amount of anti-spike antibodies

SOURCE: Anonymous, Exposing satanic science

Published: 25 Nov 2022

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“Fibers” in the iris of the eye aren’t associated with the strength of the immune system

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“You can see the strength of the immune system from looking at the eyes“

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 May 2022

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Study brings new, but not conclusive, evidence on the comparative effectiveness of infection-induced and vaccine-induced immunity

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The study by Rössner et al. “add[ed] further evidence for the usefulness of vaccines and their clear advantage over natural immunity”

SOURCE: Beth Mole, Ars Technica

Published: 31 Mar 2022

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Fox News article listing alleged mistakes in COVID-19 public health response mixes accurate information with unsubstantiated claims

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Natural immunity protects better than vaccination; “the mortality risk of an un-boosted person under age 30 was zero”; cloth face masks, school closures had zero benefits for children and some harm

SOURCE: Marty Makary, Fox News

Published: 23 Mar 2022

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Study on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies levels following infection don’t prove that recovered patients are protected from reinfection

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A study from Johns Hopkins on natural immunity to COVID-19 demonstrates that infection provides better protection than vaccination, challenging official vaccine recommendations for previously infected people

SOURCE: Joshua Arnold, Family Research Council

Published: 15 Feb 2022

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