Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea

Thinking of getting COVID on purpose just to 'get it over with'? Don't. Here's why:

Coronavirus, Covid-19

1/18/2022 5:30:00 AM

Thinking of getting COVID on purpose just to 'get it over with'? Don't. Here's why:

There's a lot of chatter out there asking, ‘If we're all going to get COVID, why not just get it over with now?’ There are a couple of problems with this argument, experts say.

$150 for a chance to not only get fine wine with your dinner, but COVID-19, too.So, if it's highly likely everyone will be infected, why not listen to the chatter out there, just get infected on purpose, and get it over with?Because it’s a really bad idea, public health experts say

."No, it is not inevitable that everybody will get Omicron infection," said Greg Poland, MD, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, MN, and editor-in-chief of the journal

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Thumbs down to this article. It doesn't say exactly 'why not', just 'don't'. More info please. Getting natural immunity is going to be the only safe way once we get all the vaccine cover up stuff

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is charging $150 for a chance to not only get fine wine with your dinner, but COVID-19, too. So, if it's highly likely everyone will be infected, why not listen to the chatter out there, just get infected on purpose, and get it over with? Because it’s a really bad idea, public health experts say . "No, it is not inevitable that everybody will get Omicron infection," said Greg Poland, MD, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, MN, and editor-in-chief of the journal Vaccine. "There may well be higher rates of infection and high rates of exposure, but vaccinated, boosted, and mask-wearing individuals have a very high chance of protecting themselves from infections." Becoming infected requires a chain of events that is not inevitable, he says. "I think that it is certainly spreading like crazy," says Aaron Glatt, MD, chief of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, NY."It is highly contagious and is going to impact even the vaccinated and boosted." Even so, he says,"There's no way to say, 'Everyone is going to get it.'" With intensive care units packed across the country and tests as hard to find as truffles ,"'it certainly isn't the time to throw our hands up in the air and say, 'Everyone is going to get it,'"says Omai B. Garner, PhD, director of clinical microbiology for the UCLA Health System in California. It sends the wrong message, he says. Saying that Omicron will affect us across the board"means we should stop trying to fight it, " he says. If that happens, he says,"you will put the immunocompromised and the unvaccinated at risk. This is still a very dangerous disease for people who aren't vaccinated." And the unvaccinated, Garner reminds people, include"an entire population under age 5" for whom no COVID vaccine has yet been authorized. The Get-It-on-Purpose Narrative The idea to deliberately catch COVID is also faulty reasoning, Poland says. People may assume, mistakenly, that what they call"natural