Fauci replies: “You know, that’s a really good point, Sanjay. I don’t have a 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 the paper from Israel [which found that natural immunity is better than vaccine immunity] didn’t tell you is whether or not as high as the protection is with natural infection, what’s the durability compared to the vaccine? So it’s 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 something we need to sit down and discuss seriously, because you very appropriately pointed out, that is an issue. And there could be an argument for saying what you said.”
He’s got nothing even though the CDC’s official position is that people who have had Covid already should just get the vaccine anyway.
The only thing Fauci can say is that if you’ve already had Covid, you may not be immune from the virus for an indefinite period of time.
A preprint study from the Cleveland Clinic released in June found that “Individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination, and vaccines can be safely prioritized to those who have not been infected before.”
But the CDC’s own study from a couple of months later said that people who have already had Covid should still get vaccinated. Because “being unvaccinated was associated with 2.34 times the odds of reinfection compared with being fully vaccinated.”
I don’t know. I personally trust the CDC about as far as I can throw it, as I’m sure they just come to whatever conclusion their Big Pharma owners want them to come to.
Plus, you heard it straight from Fauci himself: he cannot make any sort of compelling argument whatsoever for why people who have already had Covid should still get vaccinated.