What is better against COVID-19: Immunity after illness or after vaccination

(ORDO NEWS) — The issue of vaccination has been a hot topic of discussion in Ukraine in recent decades.

People refuse vaccinations for many reasons: they do not trust the manufacturers, they believe that immunity is better after the transfer of the disease, they believe in conspiracies, etc.

After the coronavirus pandemic , some of those who considered themselves anti-vaxxers changed their minds. But what protects better: vaccine or natural immunity?

To compare the effectiveness of immunity (if you can say so), scientists took from the US database information on 267,847 citizens vaccinated against the coronavirus and the same number on people who contracted the virus.

The researchers compared their age, gender, ethnicity, and their experience of dealing with COVID-19.

A comparison of the data showed that acquired immunity after the disease better protected against re-infection. The vaccine also showed good results, but not so much.

Among vaccinated Americans, within 6 months after vaccination, 6.7% of people got sick again. Among the sick, this figure is only 2.9%.

But such results absolutely do not mean that it is better to get sick than to inject yourself with a vaccine. As an example, scientists cite the following data:

  • Mortality among those vaccinated and then hospitalized with the coronavirus was 1.2%
  • The mortality rate among patients who are repeatedly ill and hospitalized is 1.9%

Experts also discovered an interesting fact. It turned out that children often get sick again.

Among those children who suffered a dangerous disease, 5.2% were re-infected within 6 months, and 8.1% among vaccinated children.

Mortality among children is lower than among adults. Therefore, scientists insist that the adult population of the planet should be vaccinated.

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