Why do people think once they get Covid-19 they can't get it again?
What the F evidence is there of that? It's a virus right? So, like if you get a Cold once you can never get a Cold again? If you get regular Flu 1 year, you can't get it next year? Having a virus once doesn't give you 'immunity' and viruses 'mutate'.
What makes them think they can't get Covid-19 over and over again and even if the 1st time didn't kill them the 2nd or 5th time will?
- ElizabethLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
This is eactly the problem ... we don't know yet!
Most of the problems associated with Covid-19 are due to the immune response of an individual. It's the action of the innate immune system that results in fever, low blood pressure, blood leakage, blood clotting, fluid in the lungs, and changes in blood acidity. As this response progresses it causes inflammation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestines and other organs. Eventually it can lead to cell death and proteins that coat the lung surfaces, shutting down oxygen supply. Older people, who are more likely to have underlying conditions, are therefore more susceptible to organ failure due to their own body's response.
It can take 10 to 15 days for your adaptive immune system to swing into action, where B-cells start to produce the antibodies specific for the Covid-19 virus. The actual process is very complicated and what we don't know yet is whether these B-cells 'remember' the virus for long periods of time and give you permanent immunity to it. It could be the case that immunity only lasts for a limited period after a person was exposed.
There are reports of people being infected twice. What scientists are trying to figure out is if these were the exception or the rule.
Of course, this virus is now out there infecting humans and reproducing with the possibility of mutation. Even if we build immunity to this strain, it's possible this coronavirus will be like flu where we see different strains infecting people regularly from year to year.
- 1 month ago
Yeah, I’d agree that the phrase or idea of IMMUNITY PASSPORTS are kind of loaded.
You can’t expect to give people these passports and not expect them to think that they’re now immune, considering you’ve just gave them a passport saying they ARE immune.
Probably get some piece of paper declaring that you are immune in big bold letters, with tiny small print saying this is not a guarantee, so governments can claim they’re following science and blame you if you fall ill or pass it on to some other poor unsuspecting souls
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
There are reasons why you never got into medical school.
- ketkonenLv 71 month ago
Covid is not the common cold. They have conflated research into the common cold with the science on Covid, and come up with an ASSUMPTION. Look at the published evidence on this and see how they are very careful to use non-deterministic language, using hedging language such as 'could' and 'maybe'. The reality is they just do not know. But being 'experts', they cannot bare to tell you that !
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- AK DaytonLv 71 month ago
you don't often get a virus twice. colds are caused by any of hundreds of viruses, some of them corona viruses.
Once a person has had Covid, the they will have various immunities to it, some for life.
Evidence is from the behaviour of the immunde system towards other viruses, it is already known that the virus ispretty much a normal virus, just that we have limited immunity so far.
- RodLv 51 month ago
So a person get the virus again so what?
Are you seeing young and middle aged adults getting sick and even dying of this virus all around you?
Are all sorts of people coughing and spluttering on the streets and falling down sick in front of you?
300,000 deaths worldwide of this covid-19 with most being the elderly in nursing homes or people with chronic health problems?
Is that death toll any higher with the same people who die of the common flu/cold every year around the world?
- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
It will NOT be COVID-19. That is the name of the illness caused by THIS strain of coronavirus. Any future outbreaks caused by a mutated virus will be called something else.
- 1 month ago
There have been a handful of cases where somebody recovered then caught it again but these seem to be a very tiny minority of people.We don't know enough about the virus yet to make any firm statements but the current theory is those people did not actually recover but the virus dropped below the level of what the testing is able to pick up, they thought they had recovered but actually they were still infected.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Fake news. This yet another example of a globalist disinformation campaign designed to get us to give up our natural rights. Talk about a vaccine is also a key part of that disinformation campaign.
- Anonymous1 month ago
They are guessing, no one knows if immunity happens or how long it does.