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Covid-19 you can catch it more than once...

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Astrid84 Sun 19-Apr-20 21:21:34

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-52344676/coronavirus-possible-to-be-infected-with-covid-19-more-than-once

"She added that a vaccine-induced immunity could last longer than the infected-induced immunity."

So this means regardless of whether there is a vaccine, we could still catch it even if we get the vaccine??

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Qasd Sun 19-Apr-20 21:37:54

Well until we have a vaccine we don’t know! But yes not all vaccines are life long, it’s why we repeat stuff like tenus. What she is saying is that vaccine immunity is will probably last longer than getting it immunity which initial tests suggests doesn’t last that long although they still don’t have a clear answer on that either.

Bagelsandbrie Sun 19-Apr-20 21:38:53

Well we can all catch flu more than once but we still have a vaccine for that....

Frompcat Sun 19-Apr-20 21:40:09

I really wish people would stop with these click baity thread titles

Teddypops Sun 19-Apr-20 21:41:36

People have yearly flu vaccines, maybe this will be added to that. Easy.

Nekoness Sun 19-Apr-20 21:46:04

She doesn’t know. The guy kept asking her to hypothesise based on what other similar viruses do, so she did.

I wish people would stop asking scientists questions when the first reply is “don’t know yet.” It’s like they’re not satisfied until someone tells them what they want to hear. Let’s not go the way of Americans and have the “dr” Phil types on next telling us their theories and just accept when real scientists honestly say - don’t know, working on it.

Astrid84 Sun 19-Apr-20 21:46:25

A flu vaccine does not prevent you from getting the flu, the flu vaccine created that year is just the predicted one?

So are we going to go in to lockdown every time an outbreak of covid happens each year?

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Freddiefox Sun 19-Apr-20 21:51:36

* So are we going to go in to lockdown every time an outbreak of covid happens each year?*
Yes or no.. no one knows

Popcat120 Sun 19-Apr-20 22:00:58

There isn't any evidence to say that you're immune if you've had it.
So presume you can get it again Is the safest bet.

CaroleFuckinBaskin Sun 19-Apr-20 22:01:37

The thing is though, the problem with Covid 19 isn't really the severity of the virus is it, it's that a completely novel virus for which there is/was zero immunity amongst humans. And the reason that people still get flu is because viruses mutate and so there are different strains, but if you have immunity to one strain you may suffer less severely if you another strain as there is still some immunity. But as viruses go through populations, natural immunity is gained which slows transmission, plus then if a vaccine is available this slows transmission even more. Which is why, despite influenza still existing and being deadly, we don't have to lock down all the time, because of natural immunity and further immunity from a vaccine.

The whole problem with Covid is zero immunity to it in the population, therefore is rips through everyone with zero fire breaks and everyone who is going to get really sick from it, gets really sick all at the same time?

frumpety Sun 19-Apr-20 22:03:01

A flu vaccine does not prevent you from getting the flu, the flu vaccine created that year is just the predicted one?

I would imagine that the Flu vaccine is designed to prevent as much death and hospitalisation as possible. Immunisation is there to protect the spread to people who would suffer death or hospitalisation and to prevent those who might spread it from doing so ?

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