Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) this week doubled down on his campaign to promote the so-called “natural immunity” that occurs after one has been infected by Covid-19.
During an interview with WCPT, Johnson said that vaccine scientists are wrong to think that they “can create something better than God.”
The Wisconsin Republican recalled that he had tested positive for Covid-19 last year while being free of symptoms.
“Why would we just automatically assume that our natural immunity is going to be awful?” he ranted. “You would think the default position would be if you’ve already had it, you ought to be pretty well protected. Why do we assume that the body’s natural immune system isn’t the marvel that it really is?”
“Why do we think that we can create something better than God in terms of combatting disease?” the senator added. “There are certain things we have to do, but we have just made so many assumptions, and it’s all pointed toward everybody getting a vaccine.”
Public health experts recommended vaccinations for most people regardless of previous Covid-19 infections.