Rep. Roy launches effort to get answers on natural immunity in preventing COVID

November 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON— On Friday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) introduced the Natural Immunity Transparency Act with Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04) to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide critical data to Congress on the efficacy of natural immunity from COVID-19.

“The Biden administration and their public health ‘experts’ have made it abundantly clear that they will prioritize government power over personal freedom every time when it comes to COVID policy. They are either unwilling to provide, or negligently not tracking, critical information to the American people on natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID infection while pushing unconstitutional and wrong-headed vaccine mandates with the power of government,” Rep. Chip Roy said. “The American people deserve answers and honest information, which is why we need the Natural Immunity Transparency Act — to force HHS to collect and report to Congress data on natural immunity.”  

HHS either is not tracking or not publicly disclosing important data regarding the effectiveness of natural immunity from COVID-19.  A recent FOIA request showed that the CDC has no documentation of an unvaccinated, previously infected individual spreading the virus.

This bill would require HHS to report to Congress the following:

  • The number of unvaccinated individuals who recovered from a COVID-19 infection and:
    • died from COVID-19; were hospitalized from COVID-19; had an additional case of COVID-19; and spread the virus to another person.
  • The number of individuals who received the recommended doses of the vaccine who:
    • died from COVID-19; were hospitalized from COVID-19; or had a “breakthrough case” of COVID-19.

Cosponsors to this bill include Reps. Scott Perry (PA-10), Matthew Rosendale (MT-AL), Lauren Boebert (CO-03), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Randy Weber (TX-14), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01).

Full text of the legislation is available at the link here.

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