TV’s Dr Hilary Jones says that contracting and recovering from Covid gives you the same level of protection from the virus sooner or later as the vaccine does.
Speaking to hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary was discussing an 106-year-old lady named Connie Titchen, who contracted the sickness twice in 12 months.
While surviving Covid doesn’t cease you from contracting it once more, it’s thought your signs is not going to be as unhealthy the second time round and you are far much less more likely to be hospitalised, stories The Mirror.
Ben requested: “Can you clarify a little bit bit, tons of folks did not assume you might get it twice.
“Connie has had it for the second time they usually examined her within the care house, she was asymptomatic the second time round, it did not have an effect on her an excessive amount of did it?”
Dr Hilary defined: “Yes, it relies upon, it may very well be that immunity wanes, which it could possibly typically do within the aged fairly rapidly, we do not know the way lengthy immunity in opposition to Covid an infection lasts. We do not know the way lengthy vaccination immunity lasts but.
“So it is doable to catch it twice, it is doable that the check is constructive however you’re solely selecting up the shreds of fragments of the virus, however it’s doable, we do have some recorded instances globally of folks contracting Covid-19 [twice] between a comparatively brief area of time.
“So it is doable to get it twice, probably from a brand new variant.”
Susanna learn out the outcomes of a brand new research that mentioned contracting the sickness beforehand gave sufferers 85% protection in opposition to asymptomatic and symptomatic reinfection – which is the same level of protection the primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine gives.
“That is what you’d anticipate with many different viral infections for which now we have vaccinations, if you have the pure illness, you get immunity, if you have the vaccination, you get immunity in the same means,” mentioned Dr Hilary.
“So it is what you’d anticipate, but it surely’s good to have it confirmed.”