Numbers and stats are finicky things. And nothing has illustrated our confirmation biases, and just how strong they are, as this pandemic has. We see what we want to see and what confirms what we believe, and stop there. Does natural immunity from prior infection seem to be better than vaccinated immunity? YES. The caveat here is how many unvaccinated people have passed away from Covid infection versus how many have passed away from Covid after being vaccinated. Those numbers very clearly indicate that being vaccinated provides a better outcome. So these reports that everyone is holding up about natural immunity as a justification for never being vaccinated don't hold water. Simply put, there is a substantially higher risk of hospitalization and death if you are unvaxxed than if you are vaxxed. That hasn't changed. What these studies do appear to show is that if you got Covid and survived, there is little justification for then getting vaccinated later on. We should absolutely be taking previous infection and natural immunity into account when forcing vaccination on people who, quite simply, don't need it.