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Dr Makary: CDC advice on chickenpox vaccine exposes agency’s conflicting COVID messages


Dr Marty Makary on Tuesday accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of “collecting data” and manipulating public health guidelines regarding vaccines and natural immunity to support a political narrative.

Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at Johns Hopkins University and medical contributor to Fox News, joined the “Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” to discuss the clinical impact of natural immunity compared to the vaccine. .

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Travis noted that the CDC’s guidance on COVID-19 is inconsistent with their vaccine recommendations for other contagious viruses. Current guidelines for chickenpox, for example, do not encourage those who have contracted it to vaccinate against the virus.

“The CDC recommends two doses of the chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents and adults who have never had chickenpox,” the official website says.

“So why isn’t the CDC saying the same thing about those of us who have had COVID before?” Travis asked.

Makary called the conflicting guidelines “absolutely illogical” and accused the agency “of ignoring natural immunity.”

“It doesn’t make sense with what they’re posting about chickenpox,” he said. “It is as if they adopted the Democratic Party’s immune system for a virus, but not for another virus.”

“They select the data to support whatever they have already decided,” he continued. “They slice it up, which we call fishing in statistical techniques. That’s when you look for a tiny bit of data that corroborates what you already believe.”

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked in a question-and-answer session on Fox News earlier this month whether parents should deliberately expose their children to COVID-19 “to give them natural immunity, as we have reported. let’s do with chickenpox in our house “.

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Murthy said that while this is a “reasonable question to ask,” he encourages parents to immunize their children as there may be “other complications” that arise from contracting the virus.

“The important thing is that we weigh the risks and the benefits here,” he said. “When we do this, we find that getting the vaccine is actually a much lower risk and a higher benefit proposition than allowing our children to contract COVID and run the risk of complications. “


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