The folly of ignoring facts

The folly of ignoring facts

The folly of ignoring facts

With the ongoing debate as to whether everyone should get the COVID shots, a surgeon says ignoring natural immunity is "ruining lives."

Dr. Martin Makary, a surgeon and professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told the "Fox & Friends" program on Thursday that one of the "greatest failures" of the public health leadership has been ignoring natural immunity.

Makary, Dr. Martin Makary

"We're 19 months into this. We do not see reinfections cause severe illness," Dr. Makary noted. "That's clear observational data."

15 studies with hard data also show that natural immunity is even up to 27 times more effective than vaccinated immunity, so Makary contends public health officials will soon be forced to recognize this issue.

When asked this month by senators about the effectiveness of natural immunity against the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that he did not have a "firm answer" on that topic, but he maintains that COVID shots are the best way to combat the spread of COVID-19. That position has frustrated people, including Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), who issued the following statement this month about Fauci:

Almost 20 months into the pandemic, it is shocking that the chief medical advisor to the president does not have a firm grasp on the effectiveness of natural immunity, but still promotes freedom-robbing vaccine mandates. This administration clearly does not want the public to question whether natural immunity is more effective than vaccines. As President Biden revealingly declared, the vaccine mandate "is not about freedom or personal choice."

He added that the administration's decision to disregard the effectiveness of natural immunity and demand vaccination ignores current data and is "an assault on all Americans' civil liberties."