Vaccines, actually, at least with regard to SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus] can do better than nature. Vaccination in people previously infected significantly boosts the immune response. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert
Vaccines, actually, at least with regard to SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus] can do better than nature. Vaccination in people previously infected significantly boosts the immune response. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert
GOP Sen. Rand Paul says he refuses to take the COVID-19 vaccine, claims he already has 'natural immunity'
  • Sen. Rand Paul says that he doesn't need to be vaccinated because he contracted COVID-19 last year.
  • "I've already had the disease and I have natural immunity," Paul said on WABC 770 AM.
  • Paul has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci over medical recommendations to fight COVID-19.
GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Sunday said that he won't take a COVID-19 vaccination shot to protect against the highly infectious disease.

... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals who previously had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated because there is no timetable for natural immunity.

Paul said that until he feels assured that immunity through vaccination is more effective than natural immunity, he will skip taking any shots.

"Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers, or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I'm not getting vaccinated because I've already had the disease and I have natural immunity," Paul emphasized.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, said earlier this month that new studies have shown that vaccines increase any natural protection against new COVID-19 variants that individuals may have had from a previous infection.

"Vaccines, actually, at least with regard to SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus] can do better than nature," he said. "Vaccination in people previously infected significantly boosts the immune response."
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