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Can you get COVID more than once?
Can You Get COVID More Than Once? One thing that still seems to confuse people is how much a vaccine or natural immunity protects you from getting an infection and re-infection. A health magazine has studied this question and provided the following information to help people understand both the likelihood of reinfection and seeing more variants of CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Understanding how the immune system works, and how variants of a virus come about, leads to the answer - yes. The same variant can be contracted more than once, and different variants can be contracted as well. Hypothetically, someone could actually get more than one variant at the same time. People are still confused about what natural immunity is and what vaccinations accomplish. In both of these, the result is to help your immune system recognize an antigen, in this case the virus, and be prepared to fight it. Here's an analogy everyone can relate to: Someone throws something at you when you don’t expect it and it hits you in the face. The next time they throw something you are prepared and raise your hand to stop it. It still hits you, but in the hand. You managed to stop it before it got to your face. When you catch a disease, like COVID-19, your immune system develops an awareness so when mother nature throws it at you again, you can raise your defenses and protect yourself. A vaccine sensitizes the body to beware of the disease, and when exposed, defenses go up, limiting the amount of damage. In the case of a flu shot, people may actually feel a little sick one day, or maybe even a lot sick, but the symptoms dissipate more quickly and they never get that whole week of horrible flu symptoms. This also means that the likelihood of spreading it to someone else is considerably less. The CDC, NIH and White House Task Force did a terrible job of communicating these things to the public and changed their tune every other week so there is no wonder the confusion exists. This is why we studied this and produced this information. Many people got the impression that being vaccinated or surviving the disease meant they couldn’t get the virus at all, which is untrue. Data on any virus or disease shows that people still get it, it is just a lot easier to get over it. And, it should be understood that getting it is a lot harder, and transmitting it is a lot less likely too, but you can still get it. People who have had it, or have been vaccinated, are a lot less likely to get it [again], and a lot less likely to spread it. This is very important for people to understand, otherwise every time someone gets ill, we have to stop everything everywhere. That is not necessary if people are vaccinated or have natural immunity." At some point governments around the world will begin treating this virus similarly to the way they treat the flu and other viruses. Read More At: https://yourhealthmagazine.net