While the number of cases exceeds 55 million due to the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic worldwide, there is also an increase in the number of recaptured Covid-19. However, a comforting statement came by Oxford University researchers regarding re-infected cases. Scientists announced that the probability of getting Covid-19 again until 6 months after the first infection is very low.
Oxford University Studies
In a new study conducted by Oxford University in England, it was stated that catching the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) for the second time before 6 months seemed unlikely.
Professor David Eyre from the Oxford Nuffield Department of Public Health said, “Our findings should delight the more than 51 million people caught with Covid-19 around the world. Because we are sure that many people will not catch Covid-19 again, even for a short time, ”he said.
However, reinfected Covid-19 cases suggest that the duration of immunity to the virus is short-lived, worrying that people will get sick again soon after they beat the disease.
Corona Virus “HIGHLY RARE”
However, in a study conducted among healthcare workers who were in close contact with the virus, it was stated that cases of reinfection were extremely rare.
Within the scope of the study, 11 thousand 52 healthcare workers with Covid-19 patients between April and November were followed up. After 6 months, it was reported that only 89 people showed corona virus symptoms again.
Eyre, “a catch-19 Covidien, for most people remain sick from them again for at least 6 months, no antibody test, we see new symptomatic infections resulting positive participants,” he said.
Corona Virus Studies
However, the vaccine studies developed against the pandemic have come to an end. The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine was found to provide more than 95 percent protection from the results of the last-stage clinical trials involving 43,000 people from 6 countries. However, it is necessary to know how long immunity lasts in order to ensure the protection of vaccines and drugs against Covid-19. Oxford’s work also supports research previously conducted by the UK Corona Virus Consortium.
Professor Doctor Uğur Şahin, the founding member of BioNTech, told the Guardian in recent weeks that he hoped those who received the vaccine administered with two injections three weeks apart will gain immunity against the corona virus for at least one year.
Ugur Sahin; “So far, we only have indirect clues regarding the duration of immunity gained against the corona virus. Studies on Covid-19 patients have shown that those with a strong T cell immune response still have this power six months later. I can imagine we could be safe for at least a year. However, we cannot ignore that Covid-19 vaccines may need to be renewed every year.
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