NIH Study: Vaccinated People Develop Fewer Antibodies Than Unvaccinated After COVID Infection

by Debra Heine


Unvaccinated people develop much broader antibody immunity after being infected with COVID than people who have received the mRNA shots do, according to an NIH study. And the gap was large whether subjects had mild, moderate, or severe COVID infections.

The results of the study, which were highlighted by Alex Berenson on his Unreported Truths Substack, Daniel Horowitz at the Blaze, and Igor Chudov on his Substack newsletter, completely destroy the regime narrative that the shots provide stronger immunity than a natural infection, and may help explain why so many vaccinated Americans are now suffering from multiple COVID infections.

The pre-print paper was quietly posted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, and as Berenson noted, “it has received little attention despite its import.”

The study analyzed data from the Moderna Phase 3 vaccine trial comparing a vaccinated group with “breakthrough infections” to a control group of unvaccinated people with COVID.

Researchers wanted to find out if the vaccinated group acquired the same full-spectrum immunity as the unvaccinated. The answer was a resounding no.

“We analyzed data from 1,789 participants (1,298 placebo recipients and 491 vaccine recipients) with SARS-CoV-2 infection during the blinded phase (through March 2021). Among participants with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 illness, seroconversion to anti-N Abs at a median follow up of 53 days post diagnosis occurred in 21/52 (40%) of the mRNA-1273 vaccine recipients vs. 605/648 (93%) of the placebo recipients (p < 0.001).”

“Researchers already knew that many vaccinated people do not gain antibodies to the entire coronavirus after they are infected with COVID, Berenson noted.

Unvaccinated people nearly always gain antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein, which covers the virus’s core of RNA, as well as its spike protein, which allows the virus to attack our cells. Vaccinated people often lack those anti-nucleocapsid antibodies and only have spike protein antibodies.

The study “all-but-proves” that the mRNA shots “are impeding the development of the anti-nucleocapsid antibodies,” Berenson reported. Because the coronavirus’s spike protein mutates rapidly, antibodies against it are eventually rendered useless. As Berenson noted, “Omicron’s spike is markedly different than that of earlier variants. The nucleocapsid protein mutates far more slowly, offering a potential second line of defense.”

The researchers examined the development of anti-nucleocapsid antibodies in people who had been part of Moderna’s clinical trial and were infected with COVID. As they expected, the scientists found that the vaccinated people were far less likely to develop the anti-nucleocapsid antibodies. Only 40 percent of people who received the shots had antibodies, compared to 93 percent of those who did not.

But they then went a step further. Because the infected people had been in the trial, their viral loads had been precisely measured when they were found to have COVID. So the researchers were able to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated people who had the same amounts of virus in their blood.

Once again, they found that unvaccinated people were far more likely to develop anti-nucleocapsid antibodies than the jabbed. An unvaccinated person with a mild infection had a 71 percent chance of mounting an immune response that included those antibodies. A vaccinated person had about a 15 percent chance.

Only in cases of severe infection and very high viral loads did the difference narrow significantly; in those cases all unvaccinated people and most of the vaccinated had anti-nucleocapsid antibodies.

In the chart below, the yellow line shows the odds that an unvaccinated person will develop anti-nucleocapsid antibodies to Sars-Cov-2, and the blue line shows the same odds for a person who received an mRNA shot.

According to Berenson’s analysis, an unvaccinated person has an almost 60 percent chance of developing antibodies with a mild infection, but a vaccinated person needs almost 100,000 times as much virus in his blood to do the same.

As Horowitz noted, none of this has stopped Pfizer from pushing a third dose of the injections for young children, even though:

  • It’s for a strain of the virus that no longer exists.

  • It’s for a virus that doesn’t affect them clinically.

  • A paper just published in the Lancet shows that even three doses wane in efficacy, even for serious illness, in adults after just a few months.

  • A recent Danish study shows zero all-cause mortality benefit (actually slightly negative) from Pfizer’s original clinical trial.

  • The CDC just posted data showing 75% of children already have more robust natural immunity.

  • The shot causes a 120-fold increase in heart inflammation over the background rate for some cohorts following the second shot, according to a Nordic study published in JAMA, among many other potential maladies and injuries.

There are now at least 1000 peer reviewed studies showing a multitude of serious adverse events In COVID-19 vaccine recipients.

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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Photo “COVID-19 Vaccine” by Baltimore County Government.








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2 Thoughts to “NIH Study: Vaccinated People Develop Fewer Antibodies Than Unvaccinated After COVID Infection”

  1. David Blackwell RN, BSN, CCM

    It’s all part of the depopulation program.

  2. Steve Allen

    As the article mentions, this is a huge issue. As usual, the MSM will completely ignore the findings as it doesn’t fit the government’s narrative, even though it’s from the government. I am so glad my wife and I refused to be guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical companies.