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Wonderful Covid News This Christmas
So myself and the other front line doctors have been correct all along. You are IMMUNE after covid infection. It is proven in the above linked study in the New England Journal of Medicine to be at least 6 months but the experts think most likely at least a year to 18 months.
""To really follow a group like this longitudinally like they've done, with a large population, and to see such a big difference ― it really confirms our suspicion that those who do become infected and develop an antibody response are significantly protected from reinfection.
"What's great about this study is it's nearly a 10-fold reduction in risk if you've recovered from COVID and have antibodies," said King, who was not involved with the research. "That's what a lot of us have been wanting to know."
Unanswered Questions Remain
"How long this immunity lasts, we don't know," King said. He predicted that antibody protection could last a year to a year and a half""
This means that we are even closer to herd immunity AND it means the vaccine may actually work for a year or more as well. (Remember immunity is individual response and no vaccine is 100% but if natural immunity lasts that long then hopefully the vaccine immunity will last close to as long).
Add that to this study that agrees with many other studies that asymptomatic spread is RARE then that is even more good news.
This is from the Journal of the American Medical Association I might add not some CNN "reporter" that doesn't understand what they are reading.
"Household secondary attack rates were increased from symptomatic index cases (18.0%; 95% CI, 14.2%-22.1%) than from asymptomatic index cases (0.7%; 95% CI, 0%-4.9%), to adult contacts (28.3%; 95% CI, 20.2%-37.1%) than to child contacts (16.8%; 95% CI, 12.3%-21.7%), to spouses (37.8%; 95% CI, 25.8%-50.5%) than to other family contacts (17.8%; 95% CI, 11.7%-24.8%), and in households with 1 contact (41.5%; 95% CI, 31.7%-51.7%) than in households with 3 or more contacts (22.8%; 95% CI, 13.6%-33.5%)."
Yes that really shows that an asymptomatic positive person has LESS THAN 1% chance of infecting someone they LIVE WITH.
This is all great news.
People get your vaccine. Stay away from others. If 6 feet is good then 10 feet is better and wash your hands.
Let's go huntin
Last edited by Rip on 12-26-2020 at 02:53 AM
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