Previous Coronavirus Infection May Confer Immunity for at Least 5 Months

Grant Boone
January 16, 2021

When pressed for details on the distributor and the cost for the vaccine, Ndembi said, "We have reached the final stage of our deals".

"This study has given us the clearest picture to date of the nature of antibody protection against COVID-19 but it is critical people do not misunderstand these early findings", said lead author Susan Hopkins, senior medical advisor at Public Health England and the SIREN study lead.

Public Health England is reinforcing its message of "stay home, save lives" as a result.

With these findings, researchers concluded that people who acquired natural immunity from SARS-CoV-2 virus from past infections has 83% protection against reinfection, compared to people without any history of catching the infection.

Out of the two probable cases of re-infections, both were infected with Covid-19 in the first phase but were not tested and reported having less severe symptoms during re-infection.

She said: "The thought of gasping for breath, the fear that you're going to die. and the thought of passing it on to anybody is just horrendous, especially your loved ones, it's an invisible scary thing isn't it?"

Independent experts welcomed the paper from the SIREN study, which has recruited nearly 20,800 healthcare workers - including frontline clinical staff - to undergo regular testing to see if they have the virus or antibodies to show a past infection.

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As such, PHE said it is essential for people to follow the rules regarding face masks and social distancing, even if they have previously had COVID-19, to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Further studies will be undertaken to look at both.

Among the 44 potential reinfections cases, none has an RT-PCR test during the first wave but detected antibodies in their sample. I am not able to tell you which are the first countries to receive the vaccine.

The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) noted that if South Africa is to meet the target of vaccinating 64% of its population by the end of the year, then it needs a sustainable supply of the vaccine which can be ordered in bulk and delivered as soon as possible.

PHE said it will begin providing more "high-quality" data in the coming weeks, which will include information on under-vaccinated groups, the impact of vaccination on cases, hospitalisations and deaths, the effectiveness of the vaccine and the duration of protection.

"And the reverse is true, if you got the vaccine first and then you have exposure in the community to the virus that's nearly like a booster for that vaccine".

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