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Dr. Fauci was recently interviewed on CNN. My comments are in bold.
GUPTA: And just real quickly, there was a study that came out of Israel about natural immunity, and basically, the headline was that natural immunity provides a lot of protection, even better than the vaccines alone.
What do people make of that? So as we talk about vaccine mandates, I get calls all the time, people say, I’ve already had COVID, I’m protected. And now the study says maybe even more protected than the vaccine alone. Should they also get the vaccine? How do you make the case to them?
FAUCI: You know, that’s a really good point, Sanjay. 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. The one thing that paper from Israel didn’t tell you is whether or not
as high as the protection is with natural infection, what’s the durability compared to the durability of a vaccine? So it is conceivable that you got infected, you’re protected, but you may not be protected for an indefinite period of time.
So, I think that is something that we need to sit down and discuss seriously, because you very appropriately pointed out, it is an issue, and there could be an argument for saying what you said.
We’ve been living with COVID since the beginning of 2020 and the Biden administration, which Fauci advises, is issuing mandates which require people to either get the jab or be tested weekly. Now they’re talking about requiring people to have had the vaccine to board airplanes. Natural immunity is a well-accepted concept. Recently, we’ve been hearing that the vaccine is only good for six months or so. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya 18 months ago stated that natural immunity would probably be good for years. And now Fauci says it’s something that should be discussed. What the heck has he been doing for the last 18 months? It appears that about a third of the population has natural immunity. Doesn’t that drastically change the picture about how vulnerable the unvaccinated are.
COOPER: And where are we on kids below the age of 12 getting — you know, whenever the trials will be done that kids can get vaccinated under the age of 12.
FAUCI: Yes, well, good question, Anderson. There’s a timetable for that. Right now, if you look at the testing that’s being done now that we’re doing together with the pharmaceutical companies is that Pfizer is a bit ahead of Moderna in the testing of that age group. So, we likely will get enough data to present to the F.D.A. for the possibility of an emergency use authorization, somewhere around the end of September, the beginning of October.
How long it’s going to take them if they decide that they want to go the EUA route, it may take a few weeks after that to make the determination.
Moderna is just a few weeks behind, maybe two weeks behind, so they’re going to get enough data for an EUA, probably mid to end of October. So within the next several weeks to a month, a month and a half, we should have enough data to make a determination, is it safe? And is it effective to give it to children who are 11 years of age and younger?
It’s been clear since almost day one that Covid is heavily age-sensitive. School children without comorbidities are at no risk from this. The long-term effects of the vaccine are unknown. It appears that the jab can cause heart problems for young men. Why are they pushing vaccines on people who get NO benefit from them? That’s unscientific and insane.Published in