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Your immune system makes its own antiviral drug − and it's likely one of the most ancient

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Natural immunity is the way to go.

Safe, effective, robust and free of side effects.

Yes, it's why people historically lived so much longer than they do these days, right?

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Natural immunity is the way to go.

Luckly people were much smarter or Smallpox would still exists today.

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Natural immunity is the way to go.

that is demonstrably wrong, for every disease for which vaccines are in use the unvaccinated people do worse, that means natural immunity is not the rational option.

Safe, effective, robust and free of side effects.

Not as safe as being immunized, not robust enough to be as protective at the time of the first infections and definitely not free of side effects, many deaths produced by infections are the product of immune reactions becoming pathological.

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Great article and very interesting.

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Natural immunity is the way to go.

Yes, that is demonstrably very true. People are increasingly coming to understand this. Millions of years of evolution vs new chemicals sold by companies that have been convicted multiple times for falsifying data and bribing officials.

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Yes, it's why people historically lived so much longer than they do these days, right?

Yeah, the AVERAGE life expectancy was historically lower, but that is mainly because of infant death (at birth or within the first few years of life).

Luckly people were much smarter or Smallpox would still exists today.

Another reason for the higher life expectancy and a major contributor to the disappearance of smallpox are the great improvements in sanitation.

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No, it indicates you are unable to perform basic research on this matter, and that means you do not have the adequate information to discuss this other than making non-science based personal opinions.

When someone makes a false claim and offers no evidence there is nothing to research from the opposite side, the point is that there is no evidence to support that false claim.

For example you yourself have provided no evidence to support this claim, as expected since there is no such evidence. You just pretend there is.

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Yeah, the AVERAGE life expectancy was historically lower, but that is mainly because of infant death (at birth or within the first few years of life).

GHE: Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy

Globally, life expectancy has increased by more than 6 years between 2000 and 2019 – from 66.8 years in 2000 to 73.4 years in 2019. While healthy life expectancy (HALE) has also increased by 8% from 58.3 in 2000 to 63.7, in 2019, this was due to declining mortality rather than reduced years lived with disability. In other words, the increase in HALE (5.4 years) has not kept pace with the increase in life expectancy (6.6 years). 

https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/themes/mortality-and-global-health-estimates/ghe-life-expectancy-and-healthy-life-expectancy#:~:text=Globally%2C%20life%20expectancy%20has%20increased,to%2073.4%20years%20in%202019.

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StrangerlandToday 07:19 am JST

Natural immunity is the way to go.

> Safe, effective, robust and free of side effects.

> Yes, it's why people historically lived so much longer than they do these days, right

Not agreeing or disagreeing but there are stories of people living to be hundreds of years old. Just as it's quite possible we are rediscovering old technology, this could be the case here too.

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I listen to the doctors in my family. Medicine is good.

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Not agreeing or disagreeing but there are stories of people living to be hundreds of years old. Just as it's quite possible we are rediscovering old technology, this could be the case here too.

The myths were always about individuals living impossibly long lives, not human populations, nor there is a possible way for people to live hundreds of years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longevity_myths

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