How effective is natural immunity against COVID-19? Here's what experts say
PORTLAND, Ore. — There's been a lot of talk about "natural immunity" when it comes to COVID-19 — many insisting they don't need the vaccine because they've already had COVID.
Jonathan Isaac, who plays professional basketball for the Orlando Magic, recently said he would not get vaccinated because he's previously been infected.
Florida Governor Ron Desantis has said natural immunity is as good as the vaccine, a claim that is highly disputed. Some LAPD officers have sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court, opposing the vaccine mandate and citing natural immunity as one of the reasons they should not have to comply.
Experts KGW spoke to said natural immunity does offer some protection but the strongest immunity comes when natural immunity is paired with the vaccine.
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