"Covid natural immunity is real. And not only that, almost all Americans in the country today have it."
The Covid pandemic is effectively over. There are murmurs about an Omicron BA.2 'subvariant' and trenchant warnings from the Biden administration about the next pandemic, but for all intents and purposes, Normal America has moved on.
So, now that the smoke has cleared from the rubble of dilapidated main streets, now littered with shuttered small businesses, food shortages that are compounded by supply chain dislocation, only made worse by surging gas prices that the president recently blamed in part on the Covid pandemic, and skyrocketing inflation that is fueled by the government shoveling $6 trillion into the corporate furnaces of unquenchable profits, the government wants the American people to know something very important.
Covid natural immunity is real. And not only that, almost all Americans in the country today have it.
"According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of blood donor samples, conducted in December and updated last month, an estimated 95% of Americans ages 16 and older have developed identifiable Covid antibodies," CNBC reported on Tuesday. "Those come from both vaccinations — roughly 77% of the U.S. population has received at least one Covid vaccine dose, according to the CDC — and prior Covid infections."
On Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. She referenced the 95% immunity figure in her testimony.
"We also know that in this country because of vaccines because of boosters and because of protection from prior disease, infection-induced immunity (natural immunity) that about 95% of people in this country have some level of protection," she said.