7 July 2021
Vaccines recommended over natural immunity against COVID variants
By Anna Patty
The natural immune system of a person infected with an early strain of COVID-19 last year is not as effective in fighting new variants as it is against the strain they originally contracted, new research has found, suggesting vaccination would provide broader protection.
The Australian research, to be published on Wednesday in the peer-reviewed health research journal PLOS Medicine, has been touted as one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of the body’s own immune response against COVID-19….