The cities of Bergamo, Brescia, and Cremona, located in Lombardy Province, which made headlines around the world as the first intense outbreak of infection and death by the CCP Virus, achieved “community immunity” without resorting to vaccines and presenting very low rates of infection while other areas of Italy continue to increase infections.
A Politico report reveals that while in Bergamo 1 out of 4 residents presents antibodies to the CCP Virus (COVID-19), in Milan the proportion is 1 out of 13 and in Italy in general the figure is 1 out of 40.
Luca Lorini, the chief anesthesiologist of Bergamo’s main hospital, called the phenomenon a “natural vaccine.”
While other parts of the country are experiencing an increase in infections, Bergamo seems to have created its community immunity, a term that attempts to differentiate itself from “herd immunity,” which requires that about 90% of the population be immune to the virus.
Data taken between Oct. 2 and Oct. 23 show an increase of up to 65% in CCP Virus infections in other areas of Italy, while Bergamo only had a 7% increase in cases.
Massimo Galli, an expert in infectious diseases from the University of Milan, said it is likely that people who were exposed to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus during the first wave have antibodies that protect them from contracting the disease during the second wave.
“I am confident that the great majority of people that have had virus are protected from this infection or if they get a different strain, they will have a mild infection,” said Galli.
The Bergamo phenomenon seems to contradict the obsession of Democratic leaders in the United States, and some European countries such as the United Kingdom, with locking people down to prevent contagion when there is clear evidence that healthy people can develop immunity from being exposed to small amounts of the virus.
On the contrary, confinement weakens the immune system and actually makes people more vulnerable to even minor infections.
Cremona and Brescia also recently reported very low rates of infection when they had very high peaks at the beginning of the year.
Giuseppe Remuzzi, professor and director of the Mario Negri Institute said, “The correlation is very, very significant. In northern areas where it circulated [in the spring], the virus can’t find people to infect.”