Thanks for reading my article and for your thoughtful and kind response. I appreciate it. I’m glad you pointed to the recently released study from Israel. While I agree that your decisions are yours and respect you for that, I would like to point out two things regarding that new study.

First, it has not yet been peer-reviewed. Second, the study focuses on a comparison between natural immunity and vaccination, concluding in specific language that previous infection with COVID-19 during early 2021 provides significantly higher protection against the Delta variant than 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. That’s good news. But as Science magazine has pointed out:

“The study shows the benefits of natural immunity, but ‘doesn’t take into account what this virus does to the body to get to that point,” says Marion Pepper, an immunologist at the University of Washington, Seattle. COVID-19 has already killed more than 4 million people worldwide and there are concerns that Delta and other SARS-CoV-2 variants are deadlier than the original virus.”

Below is a link to the Science article. Best wishes to you. And thanks again.

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