Ron Johnson displayed another rant about natural immunity on a conservative radio show on Monday, attempting a compelling argument that vaccines are not necessary.
“Why do we think that we can create something better than God in terms of combating disease?” — Ron Johnson
(Mo)Ron Johnson offered anecdotal commentary that natural immunity played a part in his personal infection battle since he himself was asymptomatic after testing positive.
Johnson did not mention that well over 825,000 people were not as well-equipped with natural immunity and have died as a result of Covid-19.
Philip Bump in the Washington Post yesterday offered a comparative analogy.
To paraphrase, there are different ways to learn that sticking your head in a fire is a bad idea. In the first, you can learn by watching and listening to the warnings of others who have been close to fire and understand that, at the least, your hair could catch on fire. In a second scenario, you can take the risk and stick your head in that fire to see how badly you get burned.
Johnson got pretty lucky because he doesn’t have much hair.
While Johnson wants us to have some protection against getting sick, he seems to think that getting sick offers the optimal protection.