Study: Recovery from Corona provides the level of protection given by vaccines
Thursday – 1 Jumada II 1442 AH – January 14, 2021 AD
A health worker carrying an anti-corona vaccine in Bulgaria (EPA)
London: “Middle East Online”
According to the “Reuters” news agency, the preliminary results reached by scientists at the Public Health Authority in England showed that it is rare for the virus to be infected by antibody carriers as a result of a previous infection, as the second infection occurred in only 44 of the 6,614 people who were infected with the virus and included in the study.
But experts warned that the results mean that those who contracted the disease in the first wave of the pandemic in the first months of 2020 may now be at risk of contracting it again. They also warned that those with “normal immunity” acquired as a result of infection may carry the virus in the nose and throat and thus could spread the infection.
“We now know that most of those who have contracted the virus and developed antibodies are protected from reinfection, but it is not absolute protection, and we do not yet know the duration of this protection,” said Susan Hopkins, the chief medical advisor at Public Health England who co-led the study. .
The study included tens of thousands of health care workers in Britain who have undergone regular checks since June to detect whether they have contracted “Covid-19” again, as well as whether they are carrying antibodies.
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