Can you build ‘super-immunity’ to Covid?

15/1/2022 5:00:00 PM
Can you build ‘super-immunity’ to Covid?

Super-immunity could be the key to ending the pandemic.

Omicron, İmmune Response

Super-immunity could be the key to ending the pandemic.

New study examining impact of virus on the double-vaccinated produces surprising result

2-min readOur goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commentingLatest storiesExplainer: Why you should still avoid Omicron

The fast-spreading Omicron variant. It causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus.And that has furthered the idea that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past.U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "You know, be concerned about Omicron, but don't be alarmed." Some are asking, why bother avoiding the virus now, if everybody will be exposed sooner or later? But here's why experts say you should still avoid catching Omicron.1) You could still become very ill The extraordinary spread of Omicron in many countries means that in absolute numbers, more people will experience severe disease. Recent data from Italy and Germany show that people who are not vaccinated are far more vulnerable when it comes to hospitalization, intensive care, and even death.DIRECTOR OF NIAID, DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, SAYING: "Even if you have a less of a percentage of severity, when you have multi-, multi-, multi-fold, more people getting infected, the net amount is you're still going to get a lot of people that are going to be needing hospitalization."2) You could still infect others While you might become only mildly ill, you could still pass the virus to someone else at risk for critical illness.That’s even if you have antibodies from prior infection or from vaccination, according to experts. DIRECTOR OF THE WHO, TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, SAYING: "Let's be clear. While Omicron causes less severe disease than Delta, it remains a dangerous virus. Particularly for those who are unvaccinated. Almost 50,000 deaths a week is 50,000 deaths too many."3) Omicron’s long-term effects are still unknown…Infections with earlier variants of the coronavirus sometimes have caused the lingering, debilitating long-haul COVID syndrome – known to many as "Long Covid.” It’s still also unclear is whether Omicron will have any of the "silent" effects seen with earlier variants, such as self-attacking antibodies, sperm impairments, and changes in insulin-producing cells4) Medications are in short supplyOmicron treatments are so limited that doctors have to ration them. Two of the three antibody drugs used during past COVID-19 waves are ineffective against this variant. The third, Sotrovimab, from GlaxoSmithKline, is in short supply.As is a new oral antiviral treatment called Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc, that appears effective against Omicron. That means if you get sick, you might not have access to treatments.5) Hospitals are filling up In the United States, for example, hospitals have been overwhelmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases driven by Omicron. And staff shortages have compounded the problem. Jodie Parsons is a nurse in Ohio."I've never seen anything like it since I've been a nurse. I was an OPM (before becoming an RN. And I can tell you that there has been more deaths that I've seen the whole time in just one week than I normally see in a month, let alone in a day."The record number of infected patients has meant that hospitals have had to postpone elective surgeries and cancer treatments. And during past surges, overwhelmed hospitals have been unable to properly treat other emergencies, such as heart attacks.6) Finally, more infections, mean more new variantsOmicron is the fifth highly significant variant of the original SARS-COV-2, and it remains to be seen if the ability of the virus to mutate further will slow down.High infection rates also give the virus more opportunities to mutate. And there's no guarantee that a new version of coronavirus would be more benign than its predecessors.

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· 2-min read Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.LinkedIn RIYADH : Athletic Bilbao's Nico Williams struck late in the second half to give the Spanish Super Cup holders a 2-1 come-from-behind win over LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in Thursday's semi-final.RIYADH: Saudi Arabia waived its requirement for visitors to be fully vaccinated to allow soccer players from Spain to compete in the Spanish Super Cup on Saudi soil, sources have told Reuters.LinkedIn Swiss skier Marco Odermatt cemented his status as an Olympic favourite with victory on home snow in Wengen, the last men's Alpine World Cup super-G before next month's Beijing Winter Games.

In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting Latest stories Explainer: Why you should still avoid Omicron The fast-spreading Omicron variant. It causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus. After a slow-paced first period in Riyadh's half-empty King Fahd stadium the teams woke up when Atletico went ahead just past the hour with an own goal by Bilbao keeper Unai Simon.And that has furthered the idea that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past. 10 to 16.U. Bilbao equalised with another header from a corner as Yeray Alvarez found the net from close range in the 77th minute.S. "It was a perfect day," Odermatt told Swiss television.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "You know, be concerned about Omicron, but don't be alarmed. But even the outstanding Oblak could not keep out Williams' low shot from a rebound on edge of the area that went in off the post in the 81st to secure the victory. A source close to the player told Reuters that he has had the first dose of the vaccine and is scheduled to take the second on Jan." Some are asking, why bother avoiding the virus now, if everybody will be exposed sooner or later? But here's why experts say you should still avoid catching Omicron.1) You could still become very ill The extraordinary spread of Omicron in many countries means that in absolute numbers, more people will experience severe disease. Recent data from Italy and Germany show that people who are not vaccinated are far more vulnerable when it comes to hospitalization, intensive care, and even death. In Madrid, where Lodi is based, the waiting period to be vaccinated against the virus after contracting COVID-19 was six months up until August 2021.DIRECTOR OF NIAID, DR. Vincent Kriechmayr, Austria's 2021 super-G and downhill world champion, returned from COVID-19 isolation to finish ninth.

ANTHONY FAUCI, SAYING: "Even if you have a less of a percentage of severity, when you have multi-, multi-, multi-fold, more people getting infected, the net amount is you're still going to get a lot of people that are going to be needing hospitalization."2) You could still infect others While you might become only mildly ill, you could still pass the virus to someone else at risk for critical illness. "All our players and members of the expedition meet the health and sports requirements that have been requested to enter the country and play the competition, as they do in the rest of the competitions in which we participate," Atletico said in a short statement.That’s even if you have antibodies from prior infection or from vaccination, according to experts. DIRECTOR OF THE WHO, TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, SAYING: "Let's be clear. While Omicron causes less severe disease than Delta, it remains a dangerous virus. The Spanish Super Cup was moved to the country after the RFEF agreed a contract with the Saudis until 2029 that will earn the governing body €30 million (US$34 million) a year.

Particularly for those who are unvaccinated. Almost 50,000 deaths a week is 50,000 deaths too many."3) Omicron’s long-term effects are still unknown…Infections with earlier variants of the coronavirus sometimes have caused the lingering, debilitating long-haul COVID syndrome – known to many as "Long Covid. The 34-year-old, a vaccine sceptic, fuelled widespread anger in Australia when he announced he was heading to Melbourne with a medical exemption from requirements for visitors to be inoculated against COVID-19.” It’s still also unclear is whether Omicron will have any of the "silent" effects seen with earlier variants, such as self-attacking antibodies, sperm impairments, and changes in insulin-producing cells4) Medications are in short supplyOmicron treatments are so limited that doctors have to ration them. Two of the three antibody drugs used during past COVID-19 waves are ineffective against this variant.

The third, Sotrovimab, from GlaxoSmithKline, is in short supply.As is a new oral antiviral treatment called Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc, that appears effective against Omicron. That means if you get sick, you might not have access to treatments.5) Hospitals are filling up In the United States, for example, hospitals have been overwhelmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases driven by Omicron. And staff shortages have compounded the problem.

Jodie Parsons is a nurse in Ohio."I've never seen anything like it since I've been a nurse. I was an OPM (before becoming an RN. And I can tell you that there has been more deaths that I've seen the whole time in just one week than I normally see in a month, let alone in a day."The record number of infected patients has meant that hospitals have had to postpone elective surgeries and cancer treatments.

And during past surges, overwhelmed hospitals have been unable to properly treat other emergencies, such as heart attacks.6) Finally, more infections, mean more new variantsOmicron is the fifth highly significant variant of the original SARS-COV-2, and it remains to be seen if the ability of the virus to mutate further will slow down.High infection rates also give the virus more opportunities to mutate. And there's no guarantee that a new version of coronavirus would be more benign than its predecessors. 2 days ago .