Expert warns vs deliberate COVID-19 exposure

The head of the country’s vaccine expert panel warned the public against deliberately exposing themselves to the coronavirus to get natural immunity against COVID-19.

1/22/2022 1:11:00 AM

The head of the country’s vaccine expert panel warned the public against deliberately exposing themselves to the coronavirus to get natural immunity against COVID-19. | LeilasINQ santostinaINQ /PDI

The head of the country’s vaccine expert panel warned the public against deliberately exposing themselves to the coronavirus to get natural immunity against COVID-19.

Experts do not want people to do this because there was no telling how COVID-19 would affect them, and it could lead to a severe case, she said.“It could be that a younger person who has good immunity and general health status would recover and have mild [symptoms]. But if the person affected is elderly or have an immunocompromised condition or comorbidity, it might not be mild and lead to hospitalization, critical care, or worse, death,” she said.

The Philippines has fully vaccinated 56.84 million individuals as of Jan. 20, and another 5.87 million have received their booster shot.If the current trends continue, COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) may drop to less than a thousand by Valentine’s Day and less than 500 by the end of February, independent pandemic monitor Octa Research said, even as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 32,744 new infections on Friday, higher than Thursday’s 31,173.

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