The agency also pledges to the American people that it will,
Well, COVID-19 has been the nation's largest health threat for the past two years.
It has had a huge impact on the life of every American.
During those two years, thousands of scientists and health-care researchers have studied COVID and accumulated a huge amount of information on the disease.
We've now gradually come to realize that the most effective force that would eventually end the pandemic is natural immunity.
With the rapid spread of Omicron and with many asymptomatic infections, millions of people have developed natural immunity, which is driving COVID-19 out of its pandemic stage and into endemicity.
With its $15.4 billion annual budget, one would think the CDC would have done a good job providing taxpayers with data on COVID-19.
If cutting edge research is too challenging for the CDC, they at least should have provided the public with basic surveillance data, such as:
The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published on Jan. 28 presented some very interesting information from California and New York comparing immunity against COVID-19 from four groups of people, indicating natural immunity alone provides the best protection.
Since then, I have been anxiously waiting for more data, as there are 48 other states, and even for California and New York, important data like this should be updated monthly, if not weekly.
To my surprise and disappointment, I have not been able to find any more data on natural immunity from the MMWR since Jan. 28. I am sure they have the data - they just don't want to share it with us.
I'm beginning to wonder if CDC stands for Center for Data Control.
Those Recovered From COVID Are Best Protected
On March 1, the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases published a peer-reviewed article titled "Risk of reinfection after seroconversion to SARS-CoV-2 - A population-based propensity-score matched cohort study."
This Swiss study,
This level of protection (natural immunity) from SARS-CoV-2 infection (94 percent) is comparable to that of the Pfizer vaccine but lasts longer (eight months and counting).
In a peer-reviewed article published in the journal Science Immunology on Jan. 25, scientists from Oregon Health & Science University showed in raw data that antibodies derived from previous COVID-19 infection are at least 10 times more potent than that generated by vaccination alone.
They still concluded, however, that,
I'm confused by their conclusion, but happy to see the raw data.
Similarly, in my Feb. 5 article "Pandemic Lessons Learned - Scientific Debate Silenced, with Deadly Consequences," I wrote:
A reader commented that she,
The reader was right.
I should have explained in my article that the conclusion I drew was not a direct quote but rather my own summary based on the CDC's raw data.
The CDC's Jan. 28 report included the following chart but neglected to provide a summary comparing protection between vaccinated people without natural immunity and unvaccinated people who recovered from COVID and now have natural immunity.
It seems that it's necessary to dive a little deeper into the data to elaborate my point, as the authors of the report did not conclude the very obvious.
Please bear with me.
The above CDC chart shows data from California on protection against COVID-19 collected from four groups of people between May 30, 2021, and Nov. 20, 2021:
It is obvious that the lines representing 3) and 4) are superimposing on one another, indicating that vaccination had virtually no impact on protection when a person has recovered from COVID-19 infection, meaning natural immunity dominates protection over vaccination to a level that made vaccination irrelevant.
Although the biggest difference lies,
The report also revealed similar findings for New York state.
Is CDC Censoring Data on Natural Immunity?
The CDC's MMWR is a weekly report.
The chart above is part of the report for the last week of January, and it was for only two of the 50 states, California and New York.
When I was writing my Feb. 5 article, I thought that maybe it was a benign omission that the CDC did not conclude the obvious. For sure, more data would be coming from the CDC in February and March, I thought, as it would teach us so much more about natural immunity.
However, it hasn't materialized.
Since Jan. 28, there have been 10 MMWR reports published on the CDC website, totaling 29 articles in all.
They cover topics ranging from vaccination by geographic locations, to vaccine confidence by sexual orientation, to isolation strategy for fully vaccinated NFL players, and so on.
So far, the Jan. 28 report was the only one that included "unvaccinated, with previous diagnosis" in the data, and that's unfortunate. All the other reports were to reinforce the conclusion that vaccines are effective, with almost nothing about natural immunity.
Here is a screenshot of the MMWR website:
For example, one of
CDC's latest reports, published on March 18, includes the following
Here, hospitalization data was plotted against,
There is no information about people who had recovered from COVID-19.
In other words,
According to the CDC's own information, the United States has had about 80 million COVID-19 cases.
The vast majority of patients recovered from the disease. This huge part of the U.S. population now enjoys natural immunity. This is also true for Canada and many other parts of the world.
It seems that the CDC is avoiding anything and everything related to natural immunity.
Maybe the CDC is like Bill Gates, who said at the Munich Security Conference last month:
What he meant was,
Let the CDC and Mr. Gates feel 'sad'.
The rest of us are ready to move on with our lives...