CDC Forced to Admit It Doesn’t Collect Data on Natural Immunity to COVID

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Centers for Disease and Control said it has no record of an individual previously infected with COVID becoming reinfected or transmitting the virus to others — because the agency doesn’t collect that data.

By Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.

Source: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-data-natural-immunity-covid

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, said it has no record of an individual previously infected with COVID becoming reinfected and transmitting the virus to others.

The FOIA request, submitted Sept. 2 by attorney Aaron Siri of the Siri & Glimstad law firm on behalf of the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), sought the following information:

“Documents reflecting any documented case of an individual who: (1) never received a COVID vaccine; (2) was infected with COVID once, recovered, and then later became infected again; and (3) transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to another person when reinfected.”

The CDC responded Nov. 5, stating:

“A search of our records failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request. The CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) conveyed that this information is not collected.”

According to Siri, the revelation that the CDC does not collect data on people who have acquired natural immunity to the virus raises questions about vaccine mandates, specifically how the the government, or employers can mandate vaccines for people who may not need them and who could be at a greater-than-average risk of experiencing an adverse reaction to the shots.

In a blog post, Siri wrote:

“… yet the CDC is actively crushing the rights of millions of naturally immune individuals in this country if they do not get the vaccine on the assumption they can transmit the virus. But despite clear proof the vaccinated spread the virus, the CDC lifts restrictions on the vaccinated?! That is dystopian.”

Siri added:

“Every single peer reviewed study has found that the naturally immune have far greater than 99% protection from having COVID, and this immunity does not wane. In contrast, the COVID vaccine provides, at best, 95% protection and this immunity wanes rapidly. I am no mathematician, but a constant 99% seems preferable to a 95% that quickly drops.”

The response from the CDC came as part of a broader exchange between the agency and Siri’s law firm, dating back to this past summer, in which ICAN and Siri’s law firm submitted a citizen’s petition to the CDC calling for restrictions on those individuals with natural immunity to be lifted.

What do the data show?

As far back as last year, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, argued, “there is no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 following natural infection.”

Yet data collected from numerous studies show just the opposite of what the CDC and public health authorities claim in their far-reaching vaccination campaign. In fact, many studies show individuals who have acquired natural immunity demonstrate a stronger and longer-lasting level of immunity and a decreased likelihood to transmit COVID to others.

The Brownstone Institute, founded in May 2021 in response to “the global crisis created by policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020,” documented 81 peer-reviewed scientific studies which all come to the same conclusion: Natural immunity confers more effective and longer-lasting protection against COVID than vaccine-induced immunity.

The same institute previously documented 30 peer-reviewed scientific studies on natural immunity in relation to COVID infection.

Further examples abound. For instance, the Cleveland Clinic in June published a preprint study showing individuals previously infected with COVID were less likely to be reinfected than fully vaccinated individuals who never contracted the virus.

The authors of the Cleveland Clinic study concluded vaccination provides no additional benefit to those who already have acquired natural immunity.

In another recent preprint study, conducted by Israeli researchers, individuals fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were found to be 6 to 13 times more likely to be infected with the Delta variant as compared to those with natural immunity.

The FOIA request filed Siri’s law firm on behalf of ICAN and provided data from numerous other global studies, supported by a group of expert witnesses, including:

  • Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health examined the likelihood of reinfection in people carrying antibodies against COVID, collecting data from more than 3.2 million people who had undergone antibody testing. Researchers found those individuals with antibodies became less likely to test positive for COVID as time went on.

The authors of the study wrote: “The data from this study suggest that people who have a positive result from a commercial antibody test appear to have substantial immunity to SARS-CoV-2, which means they may be at lower risk for future infection.”

  • Official UK government data show a probable reinfection rate of 0.025%, but a vaccine breakthrough rate of 23% for Delta variant infections.
  • An Irish review of 11 cohort studies involving more than 600,000 individuals who recovered from COVID found, in all studies, reinfection was “an uncommon event,” adding that there was “no study reporting an increase in the risk of reinfection over time.”
  • Israel is one of the global leaders in overall vaccination against COVID. Nevertheless, research by the Israeli Health Ministry found vaccinated individuals had 6.72 times the rate of infection as compared to those that had previously contracted COVID.
  • Another Israeli study found the naturally immune had a higher rate of protection against infection, hospitalization and severe illness as compared to those who were vaccinated.
  • In Barnstable County, Massachusetts, despite a 69% vaccination coverage rate among its eligible residents at the time of the study, the CDC found 74% of those infected in a COVID outbreak were fully vaccinated for COVID, and the vaccinated had, on average, a higher presence of the virus in their nasal cavity than the unvaccinated who were infected.
  • Following a COVID outbreak among employees of a gold mine in French Guiana, findings showed no employees with a previous history of infection were reinfected, while 63.2% of employees with no previous history of infection ended up contracting the virus.
  • Findings from researchers at the NYU School of Medicine showed “[i]n COVID patients, immune responses were characterized by a highly augmented interferon response which was largely absent in vaccine recipients.”
  • Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark studied the immune response following COVID infections, finding the overwhelming majority of individuals who had recovered from infection had detectable, functional SARS-CoV2 spike-specific adaptive immune responses, making vaccination for any of them redundant.
  • Yale University researchers determined that “plasma from previously infected vaccinated individuals displayed overall better neutralization capacity when compared to plasma from uninfected individuals that also received two vaccine doses.”
  • University of California researchers concluded “[n]atural infection induced expansion of larger CD8 T cell clones occupied distinct clusters, likely due to the recognition of a broader set of viral epitopes presented by the virus not seen in the mRNA vaccine.”
  • study conducted by the CDC and the Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services evaluated the shedding of infectious COVID and observed high viral load in 68% of fully vaccinated individuals and in 63% of unvaccinated individuals. This demonstrates that those who are vaccinated will not only shed virus, but also will do so at the same rate as the unvaccinated. Most notably, this study did not identify anyone with prior natural infection that had any viral load.
  • Researchers at Osaka University found “the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is poised to acquire complete resistance to wild-type spike vaccines.”
  • Washington University School of Medicine researchers determined “[p]eople who recover [even] from mild COVID have bone-marrow cells that can churn out antibodies for decades.”

All Of A Sudden The CDC Has Stopped Talking About Herd Immunity

Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/all-sudden-cdc-has-stopped-talking-about-herd-immunity

In case you haven’t noticed, the CDC no longer looks as concerned with herd immunity as it once did. 

In what should come as no surprise to anyone watching the Covid related narrative closely (or those who have been watching the herd immunity narrative from the get-go), the CDC has “set aside herd immunity as a national goal,” according to a new report from the LA Times.

What used to be a relatively simple concept has now turned into something “very complicated”, according to Dr. Jefferson Jones, a medical officer on the CDC’s COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force.

“Thinking that we’ll be able to achieve some kind of threshold where there’ll be no more transmission of infections may not be possible,” he said to a panel that advises the CDC last week.

While Jones says vaccines are effective against Covid, “even if vaccination were universal, the coronavirus would probably continue to spread,” the report says. 

Ergo, herd immunity seems to now be off the table. “We would discourage” thinking in terms of “a strict goal,” Jones said. 

Dr. Oliver Brooks, a member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices told the L.A. Times that “we do need to increase” the uptake of Covid shots. 

Brooks admitted that the focus moving away from herd immunity “almost makes you less motivated to get more people vaccinated.”

CDC Admits It Has No Record of an Unvaccinated Person Spreading Covid After Recovering From Covid

By Cristina Laila

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/cdc-admits-no-record-unvaccinated-person-spreading-covid-recovering-covid/

The CDC admitted it has no record of an unvaccinated person spreading Covid after recovering from Covid in response to an attorney’s FOIA request.

A New York attorney filed a FOIA request in September asking for “documents reflecting any documented case of an individual who (1) never received a Covid-19 vaccine; (2) was infected with Covid-19 once, recovered, and then later became infected again; and (3) transmitted SARS CoV-2 to another person when reinfected.”

The CDC responded: “A search of our records failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request. The CDC Emergency Operation Center (EOC) conveyed that this information is not collected.”

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7885937/pdf/nihpp-2021.02.11.21251585.pdf

Study: CD8+ T cell responses in COVID-19 convalescent individuals target conserved epitopes from multiple prominent SARS-CoV-2 circulating variants

Results:

As previously described, 60% of individuals included in the analysis were male and samples were collected a median of 42.5 days (interquartile range 37.5–48.0) from their initial diagnosis[8]. The group was selected evenly from tertiles (10 each) according to their overall anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG titers[8,9]. Among the convalescent individuals, there were 132 SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cell responses corresponding to 52 unique epitope reactivities directed against several structural and non-structural target epitopes from the entire proteome.

Of all the mapped mutations, insertions, and deletions (n=45), only one mutation was found to fall within one of the 52 unique epitopes identified in the previous study (Fig 1S1). This mutation is the D80A mutation in the viral Spike protein, and occurs in the third residue of the RFDNPVLPF epitope. This is a HLA*A24:02-restricted epitope for which a CD8+ T cell response was detected in only one individual, and at a low frequency, indicating this is not a high-prevalence epitope within the studied cross-sectional sample.

CDC director admits to “people DYING from VACCINE” during an interview

Source: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-11-11-cdc-director-says-people-dying-from-vaccine.html

In a live interview with PBS NewsHourCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky mistakenly said “people dying from this VACCINE” instead of “people dying from Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).”

The gaffe suggests that something is amiss, be it with the efficacy of the vaccine or the link between vaccinations and deaths.

During the live interview, host Judy Woodruff and Walensky were talking about new COVID-19 cases in the United States. Walensky’s alarming Freudian slip was caught on camera.

As Woodruff was closing the interview, she talked about how the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country are still too high. She then asked Walensky when the number of COVID deaths “is going to be about what it is for the regular flu” or if the scenario is even possible given how the pandemic has devastated countries across the globe.

Walensky mentioned that the decline in case rates was encouraging, at the same time acknowledging that COVID-19 death rates are high. “We know that the people who are dying from this vacc-,” said Walensky before pausing to correct herself.

She continued to say that there’s a higher chance people will die from the coronavirus if they remain unvaccinated. Walensky added that people can stop infections by getting vaccinated, even if data suggests that the disease can still spread even among those who are inoculated.

Walensky added that the CDC is doing its best to provide information to convince people to get vaccinated because most COVID-19 deaths are “preventable deaths.”

Other countries have acknowledged vaccine deaths

Steve Kirsch – Why can’t anyone explain how these 14 kids died after getting vaccinated?

On July 16, 2021, the CDC looked into the deaths of 14 kids in VAERS who died after vaccination. Their deaths are still unexplained to this day. If it wasn’t the vaccine, what killed those kids?

Source: https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/why-cant-anyone-explain-how-these

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years — United States, December 14, 2020–July 16, 2021

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e1.htm

In July, 2021, the CDC published an analysis of 14 kids aged 12-17 who died after being vaccinated. They listed the causes of death as: pulmonary embolism (two), intracranial hemorrhage (two), etc. and then changed the topic. No discussion. No nothing. The message they attempted to send was: “there is nothing to see here folks, move along.”

Wow. No analysis at all. Just move on. And not one peep from the mainstream medical community complaining about them completely glossing over these deaths. Stunning.

There is plenty to see in those 14 deaths… if you bothered to look

I wanted to document, for the record, that there was plenty to see there.

Let’s start with intracranial hemorrhage. In the entire 30-year history of the VAERS system, there are no reports in that age range dying from intracranial hemorrhage.

Read that again.

So it isn’t “background.” And if it wasn’t the vaccine that caused those deaths, then what did? The CDC is silent on that.

Shortly after the report came out, I published an in-depth analysis of each of those cases (I only located 13 of the 14); see this document starting on page 58 which includes links to each VAERS record.

My analysis of the VAERS records showed 5 of the 13 died of cardiac arrest. That’s not normal for kids. In a recent 5 year period (2015 to 2019), there have been zero deaths listing cardiac arrest in that age group (as you might expect). Zero deaths in 5 years! So the 5 deaths are both excess and suspicious and merit investigation. But not according to the CDC.

Unless there is a business card implanted in the body saying “killed by the Pfizer vaccine,” they won’t find causality.

We know for certain the CDC is inept at finding causality. One of the world’s top pathologists, Dr. Peter Shirmacher, looked at people who died after vaccination and determined that at least 30% to 40% died from the vaccine and the number could be close to 100% (there is only so much you can definitively tell from autopsies done after death for these vaccines).

For the CDC, Pfizer, and Moderna not to admit a single death to date is absurd. They are lying to you.

Close to 800 kids have been killed by the vaccines so far

There are now 21 deaths in VAERS in the 12-17 age range. (21-1.6)*41 gives an estimate of 795 excess deaths.

Tragically, this will be ignored and there will be some excuse given for the all-cause mortality. Most people will never investigate and believe whatever the government says. They’ll make something up about all the cardiac arrests, pulmonary embolisms, and intracranial hemorrhage. Either a fact check will say this article is bunk because “everyone knows you can’t use VAERS to determine causality” (which is untrue), or the fact checker will simply cite the CDC as saying there “no causality” (without explaining reasons for the deaths) and close the case.

The all-cause mortality (ACM) from the vaccine is ignored by nearly everyone. We have a single-minded focus on how many kids we might save from COVID as the only thing that is worthy of discussion. The ACM is never discussed in any of the FDA or CDC meetings because it is zero since the CDC has said nobody has died from the vaccines. They don’t have to explain ANY of the excess deaths. They wave their hands and say, “all those excess deaths” were just background deaths from normal causes even though they know that isn’t true. Those were true excess deaths; we subtracted the background.

Killing 117 kids for every kid we save from COVID is a bad tradeoff. But that’s what the best risk-benefit analysis I’ve seen shows. Is it wrong?