Tennessee lawmakers are actually trusting the science of natural immunity.
The bill that was signed off by Tennessee lawmakers, will now recognize natural immunity as the same as the Covid-19 vaccine.
So in future pandemic outbreaks, people that have natural immunity will be still allowed to keep their jobs, and enter stores, and will not be discriminated against for not having a Covid-19 vaccine.
The bill would go on to say, “the immune protection gained from a prior COVID-19 infection is at least as protective against COVID-19 as a COVID-19 vaccine”.
Although lawmakers passed the bill, Republican Governor Bill Lee refused to sign off on the new bill but his refusal to put his signature on the bill does not negate the new law.
New Tennessee Law: Natural Immunity Against COVID-19 Must Be Recognized https://t.co/bIZy2898h5
— badboychronic (@badboychronic) May 6, 2022
Tennessee passed a law recognizing that “natural immunity,” from prior c0vid infection is the same as having been vaaxed.
That’s a start…although the vaax is still not good..
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) May 5, 2022
U.S. News had these details to share:
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declined to sign off on a new law requiring governments and businesses to treat immunity from a previous COVID-19 infection as equal to getting vaccinated in their policies.
The legislation became law Friday without the Republican’s signature, taking effect immediately.
The bill requires a letter from a licensed physician or certain lab test results as proof of “acquired immunity.”
Eric Mayo, a lobbyist on the governor’s team, expressed concerns about the legislation to a Senate committee last month. Mayo told senators Lee was concerned about “businesses being put in the situation where they aren’t able to make the decisions best for their business.”
The bill is one of several that passed this year that block COVID-19 safety requirements.
Tennessee passes into law: recognizing Natural and Acquired immunity (previously infected with COVID-19) equally effective as vaccines and forbid discrimination against unvaccinated. A big step forward! pic.twitter.com/KPFgsXGobu
— Dr. Richard Cheng (@DrRichardCheng1) May 6, 2022
Uncover DC had more on the story:
A bill declaring prior COVID-19 infections—and thus natural immunity—must be treated the same as having received a COVID-19 “vaccine” has become law in Tennessee.
The bill states, “the immune protection gained from a prior COVID-19 infection is at least as protective against COVID-19 as a COVID-19 vaccine.” It continues, adding, “there is, therefore, no rational basis to treat individuals who have had a previous COVID-19 infection differently than individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.”
The legislation became law on Apr. 29 without Governor Bill Lee’s signature. Gov. Lee intentionally declined to sign the bill, stating in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and House Speaker Cameron Sexton:
“I write to inform you that I am letting SB 1982 / HB 1871 become law without my signature. Although I agree that individuals with acquired immunity should be treated the same as individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19, this bill imposes a business mandate, and businesses should be allowed to operate without undue government interference.”