Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Grant Boone
November 24, 2020

Just 18 percent of parents said their holiday plans this week involve people traveling from out of state, down from 40 percent who say their family usually treks elsewhere for Thanksgiving, the survey found.

Fortunately, only one member of the family needed hospitalization, 57-year-old Enriqueta Aragonez, who was first admitted with pneumonia, then released and readmitted later as she developed additional trouble breathing.

Members of a family in Arlington, Texas are imploring the public to stay home for Thanksgiving after a family birthday celebration ended with 15 attendees suffering from COVID-19.

The interactive map says there's a 98% chance at least one person would test positive for COVID-19 if you attend a gathering with 10 or more people in the county.

"As we go into this holiday week, please recognize that the choices you and your family make this week can affect the trajectory of our state for many weeks to come", Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Nirav Shah said during a press briefing, according to the Portland Press Herald.

With 194,381 new cases, United States reported the most infections in a day.

Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

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"But now I'm fighting against COVID-19".

Her daughter Alexa was also featured in the video, adding, "All this pain that my family is feeling, this loneliness, this sickness, this longing to be healthy, could have been prevented".

Although she said her family had taken many precautions elsewhere, at the large family gathering, they stayed indoors and weren't wearing masks.

In the end, "not everyone is as lucky as my family has been", Alexa told the Star-Telegram. "So I think that fear in our hearts made us want to put an awareness in the hearts of others".

In a report from CS Mott Children's Hospital at Michigan Medicine, based on answers received in August from parents with at least one child below the age of 13, about a third of parents said that "benefits of gathering with family at Thanksgiving are worth the risk of spreading or getting COVID-19".

"We know that we messed up because we let our guard down", she said of her family.

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