Keep masking and social distancing
It’s tempting to let your guard down, now that vaccination has reduced the prevalence of COVID, but don’t. Just don’t. Getting it once is a bad idea, even if it doesn’t kill you. And getting it again is worse.
“During the past few months, there’s been an air of invincibility among people who have had COVID-19 or their vaccinations and boosters, and especially among people who have had an infection and also received vaccines; some people started referring to these individuals as having a sort of superimmunity to the virus,” said senior author Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, a clinical epidemiologist at the School of Medicine. “Without ambiguity, our research showed that getting an infection a second, third or fourth time contributes to additional health risks in the acute phase, meaning the first 30 days after infection, and in the months beyond, meaning the long COVID phase.”
Additionally, the study indicated that the risk seems to increase with each infection. “This means that even if you’ve had two COVID-19 infections, it’s better to avoid a third,” Al-Aly said. “And if you’ve had three infections, it’s best to avoid the fourth.”
“Repeat COVID-19 infections increase risk of organ failure, death,” The Source – Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)
“The future of COVID-19,” angrybearblog.com, Joel Eissenberg
Joel Eissenberg – Thank you so much for this critically important post.
“Repeat COVID is riskier than first infection, study finds”, Nancy Lapid, Reuters
That’s the same study my post refers to.
Looks like yours is coming from:
while mine is coming from Reuters
Yes. Different media, but they are reporting on the same study.
November 15, 2022
Cases ( 99,974,387)
Deaths ( 1,100,631)
Deaths per million ( 3,287)
Cases ( 275,420)
Deaths ( 5,226)
Deaths per million ( 3.6)
So all we need to do is to bury ourselves alive (for the rest of our lives) and we’ll be OK… like in China Chinese…
I wonder whether it’s worth it.
Haven’t seen anyone giving that advice. Sounds like hyperventilating to me.
not in your case. certainly wearing a mask in a crowded place is like being buried alive.
I can’t imagine what social distancing must feel like to you.
Nixon’s vice president used to talk about knee jerk liberals. I can see that liberals are not the only ones with no interneurons.
So all we need to do is to bury ourselves alive …OK… like in China Chinese…
[ This is wildly false, simple prejudice, since China has been and is growing faster than any “Western” nation since 2019. The Chinese are living very much as they were before 2020, with masks and vaccines being the main protections. There has been “no” coronavirus death in China since May 26 of this year.
The prejudice is awful. ]
no doubt the chinese are living as they always have. i don’t think i’d be happy living like that. but if enough people ignore public health warnings as infringements on their pFreedom, and the anti pFreedom people decide it is necessary to make them an offer they can’t refuse to protect the rest of us (that’s me, me, meee, of course).
Here is the published research in question:
November 10, 2022
Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection
By Benjamin Bowe, Yan Xie & Ziyad Al-Aly
First infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with increased risk of acute and postacute death and sequelae in various organ systems. Whether reinfection adds to risks incurred after first infection is unclear. Here we used the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ national healthcare database to build a cohort of individuals with one SARS-CoV-2 infection (n = 443,588), reinfection (two or more infections, n = 40,947) and a noninfected control (n = 5,334,729)….
Thanks for posting. BTW, I know Ziyad quite well, having served with him on a VA committee for years while I was associate dean for research at SLUSOM. Very bright and energetic young man.
Also, the Chinese have developed and are now using an oral vaccine for a coronavirus booster:
October 28, 2022
Oral COVID-19 vaccine booster now available
SHANGHAI — People in Shanghai now have the choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a new way: through the mouth.
Since this week, the Chinese city has started administering a needle-free COVID-19 vaccine, which can instead be aerosolized and inhaled by vaccine takers.
“It takes just a few seconds to breathe in,” a resident said after the oral administration at a local vaccination site on Wednesday. “It’s much easier than getting a shot,” said the vaccinee, who had received two intramuscular jabs before….
Also, this may be surprising to some readers:
November 10, 2022
Cumulative Number of Child COVID-19 Cases
As of November 10th, nearly 15 million children are reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic according to available state reports. Around 105,200 of these cases have been added in the past 4 weeks. This week almost 28,200 child COVID-19 cases were reported, a slight decline from the prior week.
14,950,786 total child COVID-19 cases reported, and children represented 18.3% (14,950,786 / 81,661,006) of all cases
Overall rate: 19,864 cases per 100,000 children in the population
American Academy of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital Association