N. Engl J. Med: Naturally-acquired SARS-CoV-2 immunity in 5-11 year old N. Carolina children conferred significantly greater & more enduring protection against covid-19 hospitalization than full mRNA (BNT162b) covid-19 vaccination–Data from 887.2K children in the months when omicron was predominant

Full pdfs of research letter and its supplement can be downloaded just below.

Res letter: nejmc NC data letter

Suppl: nejm nc suppl

I made the following figure from the raw data provided in the supplement which disingenuously recorded follow-up on different scales: weeks (out to 20) for the vaccine follow-up; months (out to 10) for prior infection. Nevertheless, at 10-months prior infection/naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 immunity conferred 86.9% protection against hospitalization which exceeded the 2-month protection (85.9%) afforded by vaccination, with the gap widening each successive month (i.e., months 1-5) where direct comparisons were available!

Effectiveness (%) at preventing covid-19 hospitalization, prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, vs. full mRNA (BNT162b) covid-19 vaccination, by month

Raw data from Supplement

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