Say thank you to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for vetoing a bill based on faulty assumptions about immunity to Covid-19 that scientific research has thoroughly refuted.
SB 622 would have allowed “natural immunity” to replace vaccine requirements, even though the evidence is clear that this is less effective. It rested entirely on the flawed assumption that “natural,” infected-induced immunity to SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, is comparable to vaccination. Scientists have measured and compared the two, and have found that vaccines provide far greater immunity.
In written testimony in opposition to SB 622, FFRF Staff Attorney Ryan Jayne argued that “acquiring ‘natural’ immunity by contracting the virus requires one to contract the virus, jeopardizing not only their own health and life but also those of other Wisconsinites by taking up limited space at hospitals amidst a surge in the pandemic.” “In other words,” Jayne wrote, “contracting the virus spreads the virus and exacerbates the pandemic; vaccines do precisely the opposite.”
Please thank Gov. Evers for sticking with science and vetoing SB 622 (feel free to change the talking points for a more personalized message).