Some people can recall Dr. Anthony Fauci telling the public that “herd immunity” could need 90 percent of Americans receiving COVID-19 shots. Because herd immunity is not a static idea, this requires a comprehensive reassessment of its definition. While achieving near-zero vaccination was a worthy aim, it only required that 90% of people needed to have a successful immunological response to COVID-19.
Moreover, two seroprevalence studies on the CDC website raise concerns regarding the public health response, current pandemic data, and individual immune responses to COVID infection. The two studies look at the number of detectable antibodies in the general population. An individual had to be antibody-positive for N, or nucleocapsid, antibodies, and S, or spike protein, antibodies following recovery to be called antibody-positive.
As of December 26, 2021, 33 percent and 34 percent of the population have circulating antibodies due to a COVID infection. Antibodies from a previous infection are seen in around 44% of children aged 17 and under. Pfizer and Dr. Fauci discuss delivering three doses of an experimental vaccine to toddlers and newborns. Randi Weingarten, the President of the Teachers’ Union, wants 80 percent of school-aged children to be vaccinated before the masks are removed.
Furthermore, a negative test within one day of departure or confirmation of recovery from a proven case of COVID during the previous 90 days is required for travel to the United States. Despite this, the study’s estimations for acquired immunity never decrease. As of February 8, 2022, the research forecasts that the combined recovered and vaccinated immunity countrywide was over 94 percent.
During the two months following a booster dose, the vaccine was 91 percent effective in preventing a vaccinated individual from being hospitalized. According to research, protection dropped to 78 percent after four months. Protection waned even more to avoid trips to urgent care and emergency rooms. Vaccine efficacy has dropped to around 31% after more than five months.
Vaccines have been available for more than a year, and according to the CDC, 80.5 percent of Americans over the age of five have received at least one dose. But the question is, how is it possible that people are still in a high-risk situation according to the CDC’s transmission map? Is a threshold of more than 100 positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants appropriate? It concerns that seroprevalence data exists but that health bureaucrats never mention it.