Coronavirus, Health, Covıd-19, Vaccination

Coronavirus, Health

Why You Shouldn't Panic About COVID-19 Reinfection Yet

Experts say we shouldn't worry for now.

10/14/2020 5:23:00 PM

Experts say we shouldn't worry for now.

There have been a few cases where a patient got sick with the coronavirus after already recovering. But experts say we shouldn't worry for now.

Artur Debat via Getty ImagesThe United States reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection, which was more severe than the patient's first bout of the illness.Theof COVID-19 reinfection in the United States was announced this week. A 25-year-old Nevada man tested positive for the virus in April, recovered, then fell ill and tested positive again in June.

First Transgender Athlete To Compete In Olympics Britney Spears’ Explosive Court Hearing Generated 1M Tweets Pelosi announces select committee to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riot

His situation, which was described ina case report in The Lancetthis week, has grabbed headlines for many reasons. The man was young and healthy with no underlying conditions. He not only contracted COVID-19 twice, but his subsequent infection was much more serious. He developed breathing problems and had to be hospitalized.

It’s not the only reinfection case generating attention.This week researchers also reportedthe first death of a patient who was reinfected with COVID-19: An 89-year-old Dutch woman who was undergoing chemotherapy.Together, the two cases — which join a handful of other reports describing reinfection — paint an unsettling picture. Not only is it possible to contract COVID-19 more than once, the second round can be severe.

But experts also caution against worrying too much about these recent developments, for several reasons. Here are a few to keep in mind.The measures that protect against initial COVID-19 infectionalsoprotect against reinfection.Since the early on in the pandemic, health officials have emphasized that we simply do not know all that much about COVID-19 immunity. Some

experts believe that about 90%of people who get infected and who are symptomatic will have enough antibodies to fight off another exposure to the virus.But that is really a best guess. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went out of its way this summer to

clarify thatno one really knows exactly how COVID-19 immunity works, or how long it might last. Given that reinfection is possible, it is important for people to continue taking a layered approach to prevention ― even after they’ve been ill and recovered.

“Until there’s a vaccine that is proven to be safe and effective, the public health measuresneedto stay in place,” said Alvin Tran, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. “That means we need to continue wearing masks properly in public settings, practice social distancing and wash our hands frequently.”

Matador Clearly Just Projecting Own Insecurities About Having Red Cloth Waved At Him Japan’s Emperor Is Concerned About Coronavirus Spread at Olympics, Aide Says Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Charli XCX and More to Appear in Mark Ronson 'Watch the Sound' Docuseries

“Those who have been previously infected with COVID-19 and have recovered are not totally out of the woods,” he added.Reinfection seems to be really rare for now.It’s difficult for doctors and researchers to gauge exactly how widespread COVID-19 reinfection is. For one, while testing in the U.S. has certainly improved in recent months,

experts have repeatedly said thatwe’re still not doing enough of it. That means that we’re not only likely to be missing people’s first infections, we could also be missing those who’ve been infected a second time.Despite that, infectious disease experts are confident saying they believe reinfection is extremely uncommon. So far, there have only been a handful of confirmed reinfections around the world — and more than

. Here in the U.S., there has been one Read more: HuffPost »

Decoding the Queen's colorful style

As Britain's longest-reigning monarch, the Queen is both a cherished and consistent part of public life -- her image synonymous with stability and tradition to the British people.

Ok, I won't. You’re the worst sort of “news” That the entertainment industry has to offer You shouldn't panic... ever. Fear is your enemy. Democrats love for you to be afraid. That's how they control you. Live your life FREE!

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio On Why She Avoids Anger (And Why White Men Should, Too)KarlaCornejoVillavicencio is the very first undocumented writer to be shortlisted for The National Book Award for her book, 'The Undocumented Americans.'

This Is Why Prince Harry Questioned Prince William’s ‘Concern’ for Meghan Markle Before WeddingThis Is Why Prince Harry Questioned Prince William's 'Concern' for Meghan Markle Before Wedding (via JustJared) JustJared SARMUSTENDNOW !!!!!!!!! JustJared YOU NEW to FOREX? Minimize your losses with my expert strategy with an investment capital of $300, i can guarantee $3,500 as profits after 5days of investment without sending money to anyone . Inbox me if interested. 📈 JustJared According to a source.... According to another source....

BTS’s ON:E Concerts Proved Why They’re the Biggest Band in the Worldin which Claire_ifying + SampaTasha + sara_del recap their favorite moments from MapofTheSoulOne 💯❤️🚀 BTS_twt Claire_ifying SampaTasha sara_del BTS_twt Tuxedo mask! 🤗 Claire_ifying SampaTasha sara_del BTS_twt Great job on the article. (Did you catch the 🤍 on Hobi's sneaker during Dionysus? The shows had so many finger hearts and smooches snuck in as well.) Im making over $13k a month working part time. i kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so i decided to look into it. well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. this is what i do  CopyⓇ

Why Canadian restaurants are betting on no-tipping policies - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. rssuen premium! time has come to consider the subscription

Why Filmmakers Wanting to Name Their Thrillers 'Alone' Aren't AloneThis year, audiences will see three thrillers with the same moniker: 'Hopefully we'll all benefit from having the same title.' Help this family please

Why You Should Always Finish All of Your Prescribed Antibiotics for a UTITaking Antibiotics for a UTI? Here’s What You Should Know, According to Experts