During an interview with Fox News persona Greg Gutfeld on Thursday, the previous Alaska governor cited having pure immunity from contracting the illness in March.
“I am one of those white, common sense conservatives,” Palin mentioned. “I believe in science and I have not taken the shot.”
“One, because the waitress never came back to ask me if I’m ready for that shot,” she continued. “But two, because I do believe in science and the Fauci-ism of the day back then was, if you’ve had COVID—I’ve had COVID—well then, Mother Nature was creating an immunity.”
“So I want to ask the questions,” Palin added.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends folks obtain the shot “regardless” of earlier an infection.
“Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19,” the CDC states on its web site, noting that “vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.”
“Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19,” the CDC provides, citing a examine exhibiting “unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.”
In sure circumstances, per the CDC, individuals who have contracted COVID-19 shouldn’t obtain the shot for a set time period ― equivalent to if they’re nonetheless infectious or have been handled with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma. See the total pointers on the CDC web site.
While Palin raised eyebrows on social media along with her feedback concerning the pictures which were safely administered to billions of individuals worldwide, following her analysis earlier this 12 months, she urged folks to “use common sense” and put on masks in public — at the same time as high-profile Republicans, most prominently former President Donald Trump, railed in opposition to them.
“There are more viruses than there are stars in the sky, meaning we’ll never avoid every source of illness or danger,” she mentioned on the time. “Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread.”
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