Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the recently-tapped Florida Surgeon General, took a strong stance against vaccine mandates and issued heavy criticism toward politicians and various other public health officials’ “denial” or “natural immunity,” as part of a rally held in Clearwater that took place this past Thursday.
In efforts to question the mandates for the various COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Ladapo made note that people could still be infected with the disease even if they have received their vaccinations, going on to add that it is anti-scientific to entirely discount the power of natural immunity, or gaining the necessary antibodies by fighting off a COVID-19 infection, and not getting the vaccine.
“Infections can still happen whether people [are] vaccinated or not,” stated the surgeon general. “This idea that vaccine mandates are needed to create safe workplaces is a complete lie, it’s continued to be repeated, and you should know, that it’s not at all backed by science.”
The doctor went on to note that there may be enhanced vaccine hesitancy because of “the climate of scientific dishonesty about the science,” while pointing out the “denial” of “natural immunity.”
After a “fact-check” done by the Tallahassee Democrat, the outlet finally admitted that there is a “growing body of evidence” that seems to suggest “natural immunity exists against COVID-19.” The overall report went on to add that various other reports seem to suggest “natural immunity plus vaccination provides even stronger protection […] [b]ut it remains unclear how much protection it provides and how long it will last.”
The news outlet was also forced to admit that health expert Dr. Monica Gandhi of the University of California, San Francisco, seemed to agree with the conclusion drawn by Dr. Ladapo.
“To deny natural immunity does not generate trust,” she stated to USA Today.
As stated by The Daily Wire, Dr. Marty Makary, with Johns Hopkins, also took a stance that ridiculed the blanket vaccine mandates that oddly seem to disregard natural immunity, which he stated that studies have shown to be over 27 times more effective than standard vaccinated immunity:
Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and editor in chief of MedPage Today, told “Morning Wire” that public health leaders’ hypothesis on natural and vaccinated immunity has proven to be “backwards.”
“The data on natural immunity are now overwhelming,” stressed Makary. “It turns out the hypothesis that our public health leaders had that vaccinated immunity is better and stronger than natural immunity was wrong. They got it backwards. And now we’ve got data from Israel showing that natural immunity is 27 times more effective than vaccinated immunity. And that supports 15 other studies.”