Fading vaccine effectiveness shows the foolishness of confidence.
One of (the many) aspects of our public arguments around COVID-19 and the vaccine is the confidence with which everybody is asserting their positions. This affects both sides, but I’m thinking in particular of the pro-vax people who assert that we know that naturally acquired immunity fades after a few months. Frankly, the virus hasn’t been around for long enough for us to know anything of the sort.
And as Tammy Hung reports for The Epoch Times, the same is true of the vaccine:
Antibody levels generated by two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can undergo up to a 10-fold decrease seven months following the second vaccination, research suggests.
Totalizing arguments just aren’t serious. We should be talking about measuring individual immunity and discussing degrees of risk in different settings. Not issuing one-size-fits-all mandates.