Authored by Noah Carl via DailySceptic.org,
At the end of August, a study was publishedshowingthat natural immunity provides much better protection against infection than the Pfizer vaccine. It was described by UCL’s Francois Balloux as“a bit of a bombshell”.
Subsequent studies havecomparednatural and vaccine-induced immunity at the cellular level. One found that infection-induced antibodies “exhibited superior stability and cross-variant neutralisation breadth” than vaccine-induced antibodies, suggesting that people who’d already been infected had better immunity against the then-novel Delta variant.
However, as I noted in my write-up of the “bombshell” study, its findings still needed to be replicated.
After all, certain datasets or methods of analysis can sometimes yield quirky results, which don’t survive independent empirical tests.
Encouragingly, the findings nowhavebeenreplicated– by another team of Israeli researchers, using a different dataset.
In the latest study, Yair Goldberg and colleagues tracked all the…