Natural vs. Vaccine Mediated COVID-19 Immunity Scientific Justification to Mandate Vaccination of Recovered Healthcare Workers

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Sohail Rao
MD, FACS https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4146-3282

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COVID-19, mRNA Vaccines, Natural Immunity, Vaccine Immunity, SARS-CoV-2

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