Watsisname wrote:Mr. Abner wrote:Source of the post Apparently there has been at least three confirmed cases of people who have had COVID-19 and recovered, have now come down with it again. Perhaps a mutated strain already, but certainly not a good sign.
Yes, there had been quite a few unconfirmed reports of reinfection, and now it seems well demonstrated that it does happen, at least sometimes. Apparently it happens not so much because of the virus mutating (although it is, and detecting those mutations was important for proving that it was a new infection, rather than the individual not actually recovering from the first one), but that their immune response wasn't very strong, and the protection it offers weakens over time.
Another thing that sometimes happens with this virus is the inability to fight off the original infection. Usually a person with a mild case recovers within about 2 weeks. Those with severe illness may have it for 2 weeks to a month. But some people (there are thousands, many of whom are otherwise quite healthy) end up "long-haulers", suffering either mild or severe symptoms for several months!
midtskogen wrote:A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post About reinfection it seems that 3 months is the period for which you get immunity
Do you have any data to back up this claim? This is basically saying that there is no immunity.
A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post There was a study that came out a few weeks ago that showed there is at least three months of immunity. That was the lower boundary.
midtskogen wrote:A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post There was a study that came out a few weeks ago that showed there is at least three months of immunity. That was the lower boundary.
A lower boundary is something else than a general statement that the immunity is 3 months. And there are limits how low you can go before you can't separate on on-going infection from a reinfection. Immunity takes some time to establish. And a virus can mutate, so there is a gray area for immunity.
A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post Wat what do you think of all this vaccine being available before the new year talk?
Watsisname wrote:A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post Wat what do you think of all this vaccine being available before the new year talk?
Depends what is meant by available. Some number of doses may be available for emergency deployment, I hope for the health care workers and the most vulnerable, but probably not for the general public, let alone the world at large. It may still be about another year for that.
midtskogen wrote:Source of the post I collected some statistics on weekly deaths in Norway to compare 2020 with previous years. Here's what I got:
A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post Perhaps all these extra precautions not only reduced COVID deaths but will also reduce seasonal flu deaths?
A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post Mid, I also want to see the impact of diet and nutrition and air pollution levels since many of the comorbidities of this disease are factors involved in "lifestyle."