NJ lawmaker says Murphy needs to stop ‘false narrative’ concerning vaccination mandates

8 mins read

CVS Health Vaccine Efforts at The Reservoir long term care facility on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (Scott Eisen/CVS Health via AP Images)

Last week, Project Veritas released a video from three alleged scientists employed by Pfizer who said COVID-19 natural immunity is effective at protecting COVID-19 patients. That video sparked right-wing media into a frenzy but was largely ignored by mainstream media.

In the video, Project Veritas journalist James O’Keefe interviewed three men who claimed to be scientists employed by Pfizer. One of the alleged Pfizer scientists, Nick Karl said he believes COVID-19 immunities are ‘probably’ better than the company’s vaccine, “your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination.”

Two other alleged Pfizer scientists, Chris Croce and Rahul Khandke also implicated Pfizer’s role in remaining silent and not presenting the full picture to the American people, as long as nobody is asking.

At this time, Shore News Network has been unable to independently confirm that the three individuals work for, or are scientists with Pfizer, but since the video was released, Karl’s LinkedIn profile which stated he worked at Pfizer has since been removed.

As evidence has been found that recovered COVID-19 patients do indeed have antibodies against the virus, Senator Joe Pennacchio today said it is time for the Murphy Administration to face facts and acknowledge the reality of natural immunity. But what is the reality of the long-term effectiveness of natural immunity? At this point, scientists don’t all agree fully.

Dr. Anthony Fauci explained why there is confusion between natural immunity and vaccinated immunity.

“When you do get infected, you get strong immunity, there’s no doubt about that.,” Fauci said. “The durability is unclear. There’s another fact: We know that if you do get infected and recover and get vaccinated, the level of your immunity is extraordinarily high surpassing any of the other two-dose vaccines that you get. So there are certain things we do know, the two things I just mentioned, the thing that’s still unclear is what the durability of natural infection-induced immunity is. …We know when you get a shot, following natural infection and recovery, you’d get a very good immune response. So that is a question of interest and hopefully, we’ll be able to answer it in an expeditious manner.”

Now, one New Jersey legislator is calling on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his administration to recognize natural immunity as a legal option to the governor’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

CNN has reported that the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine’s immunity protection wanes after two months.

“Two real-world studies published Wednesday to confirm that the immune protection offered by two doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine drops off after two months or so, although protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death remains strong,” CNN reported.

“We need to move beyond the false narrative that only through vaccinations can people develop protective antibodies,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Historically, proven science has recognized that people who contract the virus naturally produce antibodies and develop memory cells that can be called upon for future infections. The body creates its own defenses.”

Earlier this week, a published report cited a Project Veritas video that shows several Pfizer scientists stating that natural immunity can be more effective than inoculation.

A recent study from Israel found that natural immunity confers 13 times the protection provided by two doses of Pfizer vaccines. That study also found that natural immunity plus at least one shot of the Pfizer vaccine offers the optimal level of immunity.

“New Jersey should wake up, stop discriminating and immediately recognize natural immunity,” said Pennacchio. “Follow the science and adjust accordingly.”

When the Legislature returns, Pennacchio said he will introduce a measure that would ensure recovered COVID-19 patients are treated the same as those who have been vaccinated under any vaccine mandate or passport scheme that may be implemented.

Pennacchio said the bill addresses public concerns with President Biden’s decision to force vaccines on many Americans. Along with the Federal government, more private businesses, companies, and other venues are requiring “vaccine passports” for their workers and for the public to participate in their jobs, recreation, and other daily activities.

“Studies, science and data should guide public policy that is transparent and fair to all residents,” said Pennacchio. “We are learning more about the virus and how to treat it every day, and Government decisions and mandates should reflect the changing landscape.”

We did not contact Phil Murphy’s administration regarding this article as the administration has yet to answer a single question from Shore News Network since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: This story contains information about COVID-19, but does not make any statements or claims about COVID-19 vaccinations, treatments, or medications. It is presented only as a factual account of actions and statements of the individuals and entities mentioned. This story includes quotes and statements from individuals that are not affiliated with Shore News Network and those statements are provided as fact, as statements made only, not as to the accuracy or legitimacy of those statements and claims. The validity of the statements and quotes have been checked to the best of our ability and may or may not represent the position of the Center for Disease Control; Federal State or Local Health Officials; medical experts, virology experts, or of Shore News Network. For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations, please consult the CDC, local health officials, or your personal physician. SNN encourages all Americans to seek proper medical advice from a trusted physician before taking any COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, pharmaceutical, or dietary regimen. Shore News Network does not employ any doctors, pharmacists, or virologists and none were consulted for this article. The information provided in this article is published strictly for entertainment purposes only.

ABOUT SNN COVID-19 POLICY: Shore News Network is a supporter of Operation Warp speed and the COVID-19 vaccination effort, but also supports the individual right to choose and consult with their own medical professionals. All SNN affiliated members are voluntarily vaccinated as SNN offers a remote working environment.