‘I believe in the science’: Sarah Palin reveals she has not had the COVID-19 vaccine because she has already contracted the virus and now has ‘natural immunity’
Sarah Palin, 57, revealed that she has not received the COVID vaccine because she has already had the virus and therefore has natural immunity
The former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate explained her reasoning for not getting vaccinated during her Thursday night appearance on Fox New’s talk show, Gutfeld!
‘I am one of those white common sense conservatives,’ she began, ‘I believe in the science and I have not taken the shot.
‘I do believe in science and the Faucism of the day back then was if you’ve had COVID, I’ve had COVID, well then mother nature was creating an immunity into me.’
Dr. Drew Pinsky, who was also a guest on the show, jumped in and said that people with antibodies were ’27 times’ less likely than vaccinated to contract the Delta variant.
Pinsky was referring to a study conducted in Israel which showed that people who were previously diagnosed with COVID were much less likely to contract Delta, develop symptoms, or be hospitalized than vaccinated people who’ve never had COVID.
The CDC advises those who have had COVID-19 to still get the vaccine because research has not shown how long immunity lasts and the shot helps protect people even if they’ already been infected.
An article published by Science.org titled ‘Having SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine—but vaccination remains vital’ discusses the Israeli study.
While the study does prove the power of the human immune system, it goes on to show that people who previously had COVID and received one dose of the vaccine ‘were more highly protected against reinfection’ than people who had COVID and did not receive the shot.
The conclusion of the study did not question or dismiss the need for previously infected people to receive the vaccine entirely but suggested that those people may only be in need of one dose instead of two.
However, the CDC cited a study which found that unvaccinated people who had been previously diagnosed with COVID were 2 times more likely than vaccinated people to be reinfected.
The study conducted in the United States noted ‘the benefit of vaccination for previously infected persons.’
More than 177 million Americans have been fully vaccinated as of September 9. This number includes about 63 percent of all eligible Americans (over age 12), 65 percent of adults, and 82 percent of seniors.
More than 99 percent of those impacted by COVID in 2021 have been unvaccinated.