Medical Science: COVID-19 - Immune and Safe

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Sadly, people who have been double-jabbed still don't feel safe. They may be shunning family members and long-time friends who have chosen not to be injected, even relatives and friends who had gotten COVID and had recovered.


COVID is not like leprosy, syphilis, or AIDS, with which patients remain infectious for life. Nor does it make some people chronic carriers like typhoid or hepatitis b. It's like the common cold (often caused by a coronavirus), measles, influenza, or mumps. The patient quickly clears the virus and becomes noninfectious, but develops immunity, which with certain diseases like measles is robust and life-long.


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We're still learning about COVID, but with the delta variant, natural immunity may be better:

Early reports of better-than-90% efficacy involved a brief period of time and the original strain. Immunity is waning, and boosters are being called for, even for the "one-shot" Johnson & Johnson jab.

Most cases in the U.S. are now of the delta type. This might have emerged through natural selection as vaccine immunity suppressed the early types allowing the mutants to take over. Natural immunity should be broader, targeting many parts of the virus instead of just the spike protein.

The early promise that the vaccinated would not get hospitalized or die of COVID has not been realized: witness Colin Powell. The claim that ICUs are filled only with unvaccinated people is dubious, considering data from the UK, Australia, and Israel, where up to 99% of hospitalized patients are fully vaccinated.

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Since vaccinated persons can spread the virus, even if they have minimal symptoms, this is not just a "pandemic of the unvaccinated."

So, whether vaccinated or not, you could still get COVID. Everyone should be aware of the need to support the natural immune system, as with adequate vitamin D3 levels, and of early treatment options.

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        Additional information:

  • For a compendium of suggested treatment protocols and possible sources of care, see .
  • For scientific references on more than two dozen suggested treatments, see  and click on "select treatment."
  • Download and share the updated AAPS Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment.


Jane M. Orient, M.D. obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989.

She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, and the second through fifth editions of Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis published by Wolters Kluwer. She authored books for school children, Professor Klugimkopf's Old-Fashioned English Grammar and Professor Klugimkopf's Spelling Method, published by Robinson Books, and coauthored two novels published as Kindle books, Neomorts and Moonshine. 

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More than 100 of her papers have been published in the scientific and popular literature on a variety of subjects including risk assessment, natural and technological hazards and non-hazards, and medical economics and ethics. She is the editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspectives, and is the managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

If you would like to discuss these issues, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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