Six Oregon workers are suing Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority over the coronavirus vaccine mandate, arguing that they already had COVID-19 and have “natural immunity”.
According to the governor’s mandate, K-12 school staff and volunteers, health care workers and select state workers will have to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18. The mandate was in response to the surge in cases due to the Delta variant.
The lawsuit, filed in federal district court, claims that the employees have "natural immunity" after battling the virus, and they will be “materially damaged if their refusal to be vaccinated results in being fired by their respective employers.” The people who filed the suit includes a fire department chief in Aurora, a bus driver in Beaverton, and two corrections officers.
And since we know that the immunity gained from having WuFlu is superior to vaccine induced immunity, people who can show a previous case should be exempted, at least until there's some evidence that the immunity has waned enough in enough people that repeated cases are becoming common, and not one-offs.