What do #COVID19 reinfection cases mean? Here is a commentary I wrote on this topic for . Recovery from #SARSCoV2 infection does not guarantee protection from reinfection, disease or becoming infectious again. But a good vaccine can.
This★ insightful commentary by on the new reinfection case and the other 3 previously published pulls it all together, along with the known unknowns (a lot of those)
“[R]einfection cases tell us that we cannot rely on immunity acquired by natural infection to confer herd immunity; not only is this strategy lethal for many but also it is not effective.” Insightful commentary by via
ICYMI, the case report of 25 yo man from Nevada who was reinfected and sick enough with second illness to require medical care. A wonderful commentary from to make sense of what we know about reinfections so far.
A well written commentary on SARS-CoV2 reinfection by the ever eloquent Akiko Iwasaki () |
A bit of ration on reinfections.
Yale Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki on reinfection and why going for natural herd immunity won’t work: ‘this strategy...lethal for many but also it is not effective. Herd immunity requires safe and effective vaccines’
Insightful article by Dr. Akiko Iwasaki ⁦⁩ “What reinfections mean for COVID-19”
"Herd immunity requires safe and effective vaccines and robust vaccination implementation." Written by Akiko Iwasaki () | Please stay inside. Wear masks. Wash your hands.
Spectacular summary by on SARS-CoV-2 reinfections Some key points: - we are missing many reinfection bc testing limitations - Infection need not confer durable immunity - no evidence of altered immunocompetence in cases 1/2
What reinfection case reports mean for #COVID19 The Lancet Infectious Diseases - an analysis by ⁦
Reinfection by Reinfections happen. There may be bias towards symptomatic, and questions still to be answered. Rirst reinfection resulting in death also resulting today - although in the context of an immunodeficiency state
Another brilliant piece by ⁦⁩ on what’s been a complicated topic to say the least: What reinfections mean for COVID-19 - The Lancet Infectious Diseases
An important point by on the Nevada patient: 'The patient had positive antibodies after the reinfection, but whether he had pre-existing antibody after the first infection is unknown'
What reinfections mean for COVID-19 - The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Very insightful article about SARS-COV-2 reinfection by !
is a good read and she has been giving some really good threads along with . Reinfections can go either way really, hope public health policies are made to capture the cT value in all infections.
What reinfections mean for #COVID19 “Thus, reinfection cases tell us that we cannot rely on immunity acquired by natural infection to confer herd immunity; not only is this strategy lethal for many but also it is not effective.” Ping ⁦
What reinfections mean for COVID-19