This past week 99.3% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and more than four out of five (81.8%) adult North Carolinians are estimated to have either vaccine-induced or natural immunity.
New research finds that barely over half (52%) of Covid patients in the VA during the post-vaccination period were hospitalized for the management of Covid-19 disease. The rest (48%) were in the hospital for some other reason and incidentally found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Even for an administration known to color well outside the lines of science and data, Cohen's comment was ignorant of an impressive and growing body of research into the immunity effects of fighting off a Covid-19 infection — and how the natural immunity is stronger and more robust than vaccine-induced immunity. Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, acknowledges more science and data on the subject.
Prior to Spring 2020, established research had demonstrated using randomized control trials (RCTs, the research gold standard) that face masks don't prevent infection from respiratory viruses. Since then, however, politicized science has insisted that, no, actually, masks work this time.