October 18, 2021
Webster Sponsors Natural Immunity is Real Act
Washington, DC – Today, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, joined Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) to introduce the Natural Immunity is Real Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill requires federal agencies to take into account naturally acquired immunity from previous COVID-19 infection when issuing any rules or regulations aimed at protecting from COVID-19.
“Too many medical leaders are refusing to publicly recognize what overwhelming data has already shown – protection afforded to individuals with COVID-19 natural immunity is real, robust and durable,” said Rep. Webster. “Denying science only contributes to existing confusion, misinformation and mistrust among the American people. This bill helps restore trust and faith in the Public Health system, while maintaining our fight against COVID-19.”
“I introduced this bill today because the Biden Administration must ‘follow the science’ and be open, honest and transparent about the millions of Americans who have natural immunity against the COVID-19 virus,” said Rep. Harshbarger. “There’s ample scientific evidence from numerous peer-reviewed studies that natural immunity from previous COVID-19 infection is effective, durable and long-lasting. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already acknowledged natural immunity for measles, chickenpox, and many other viruses.”
“No American should be forced to choose between getting the COVID vaccine or keeping their job, particularly when the Biden policy fails to recognize that millions of Americans have immunity because they’ve already had and recovered from COVID,” said Rep. Bill Posey.
The Senate version of the bill was introduced by Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Additional co-sponsors include: Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Chris Steward (R-UT), Bill Posey (R-FL), Mary Miller (R-IL), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Dan Bishop (R-NC), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and Chip Roy (R-TX).
Full text of the bill can be found here.