Can COVID-19 Survivors Get Infected Again? The Answer is Interesting

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Can getting infected once with the COVID-19 virus help in reducing the chances of catching COVID in the future? It certainly does, reports the

Can COVID-19 survivors get infected again?

In a recent study published in The Lancet, experts have revealed that all those who had previously caught COVID-19, are at low risk of catching the virus back in the future. “For someone previously infected with COVID-19, their risk of hospitalization or death is 88 percent lower for at least 10 months compared to those not previously infected,” said the lead author of the study.

In the study, the authors said that protection from a pre-Omicron variant infection against reinfection from the Omicron BA.1 variant was lower, 74 per cent at one month, and declined more rapidly to 36 per cent at around 10 months. When assessing severe disease, however, all variants showed sustained protection above 88 per cent for 40 weeks.

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