According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three out of every five people in the U.S., or 58% of the U.S. population, have antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection.
"We believe there is a lot of protection in the communities both from vaccination as well as from boosting and from prior infections," said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a recent USA Today article.
Those "prior infections" are a big reason why many people have determined the COVID shots to be unnecessary.
"Natural immunity has been known about as scientific fact for decades and decades," says Twila Brase, RN and president/co-founder of Citizens' Council for Health Freedom. "The reality is that once you get something, your body creates not only antibodies, but more importantly memory T cells and B cells, which hold onto the memory of that virus and are always there to protect you."
Brase notes the people who had SARS-CoV-1 many years ago as an example.
"They are still protected against SARS-CoV-1 because those memory B cells and T cells still exist in their body," she explains. "So the fact that the federal government and other proponents of vaccination for all refuse to talk about the realities of natural immunity shows how this was more than anything just trying to get a shot in everyone's arm rather than looking at the science and saying, 'There's a whole bunch of people who are protected, who have been protected for a long time.'"
The percentage of children (75%) with antibodies from COVID-19 infection is even higher.