Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Growing Number of Experts Call on US Government to Recognize Natural Immunity; GOP Lawmakers Demand CDC Provide Unreleased Data on COVID-19, and other C-Virus related stories

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Growing Number of Experts Call on US Government to Recognize Natural Immunity:
A growing number of experts are urging the U.S. government to formally recognize natural immunity, or the protection given by recovering from COVID-19.
More experts are arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended vaccination schedule should feature fewer doses—or none at all—for people who have contracted COVID-19 and survived.
“Natural infection should count as two doses,” Dr. Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and an adviser to the Food and Drug Administration on vaccines, told The Epoch Times.
Offit and two former FDA officials stated in a recent op-ed that “requiring people who have been infected to get three shots is overkill at best—a waste of valuable doses—and an unnecessary risk at worst (given that vaccines have side effects, albeit rare ones).”
Under current CDC guidance, all Americans 12 and older are advised to get three doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as people who get two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab. --->READ MORE HERE
GOP lawmakers demand CDC provide unreleased data on COVID-19:
A group of House Republicans is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide them with unreleased data on COVID-19, alleging the agency's decision to withhold the information was an effort to “control the narrative” surrounding the pandemic.
In a letter led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and James Comer of Kentucky that was sent to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday, the members cited a New York Times report, arguing the information potentially could have helped states better navigate their response efforts to the deadly virus.
“House Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Republicans are conducting oversight of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) decision to withhold vital data and information about COVID-19. According to the New York Times, the CDC failed to publish essential information about COVID-19 hospitalizations, at least in part, to control the narrative around vaccine effectiveness,” they wrote.
“States and localities could have used the withheld data to better inform their efforts to mitigate the virus’ spread in their area," they continued. "The decision to hide data from the public prevented a more targeted response, likely costing lives and causing unnecessary economic harm. This failure to be transparent further erodes the public’s trust in the CDC.” --->READ MORE HERE
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