The world has been caging into coronavirus for several months but still, technology evolution and medical sciences researches are unable to explain the mechanism of the tiny virus. Coronavirus also called COVID-19 and it is similar to influenza flu in parthenogenesis. Coronavirus caused flu-like symptoms (running nose, headache, fever, muscle pain) and organ failure in severe cases. But are people immune from coronavirus after the first attack? Are people immune from coronavirus after pertaining COVID-19 antibodies? Perhaps the answer is unknown.
Despite recent surges of coronavirus cases some states are coming back to old normal which termed as false action by WHO.
Politicians and scientists are working hard for the proposal of defensive measures and implementation of precautionary measures in society. Every state is trying hard to avoid second exposure.
Here are some trouble making questions;
- Are children mere transmitters of pathogens and act as the only carrier?
- Can you get the infection again after the first attack?
- How long antibodies against COVID-19 can stay in the body?
The answer to the question will decide the opening of the education institute as well as administration offices. The answer to question influences vaccine progress and the implementation of new precautionary measures on public places.
Rand Paul made hopeful remarks over reinfection. He was one of the early US senator diagnosed with coronavirus.
He attested that millions of people are immune from coronavirus now because they already recovered from the infection.
Over vaccine development, Rand Paul remarked we do not have a vaccine yet and the one way to get immunity is more people get an infection.
He also stated that, there are millions of people like me who have been recovered. Are they now hold me down and stick a needle in my arm?
But as long as facts concerned, it is unclear whether people are immune to second exposure or they are immune to reinfection.
Dr. Celine Gounder an epidemiologist and clinical researcher at the University of New York stated;
“All you can say from an antibody test that somebody has been exposed. You can’t say really anything about immunity”
A similar statement by Aubree Gardon, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan stated;
“We really don’t know about reinfection. Yes the grand majority of people that have had COVID-19 do develop an antibody response “
The infectious diseases society of America IDSA warned that those who already have the infection should not suppose that they have immunity.
Dr. Mary Hayden, spoke person of IDSA stated;
We do not know whether or not patients who have these antibodies are still at risk of reinfection of COVID-19. At this point, I think we have to assume that they could be at risk of infection. We do not know even these antibodies are protective.
What degree of protection they provide, so it could be complete or it could be partial, or how long the antibodies last.
Research at King’s College London attested the neutralization of antibodies after a few weeks of coronavirus infection.
It is clear and evident if you are once exposed to disease and you assembled the antibodies it is quite clear that you can get second exposure as well.
Antibody timelines are not determined to protect us lifetime. They end in a few weeks and you have chances of a second exposure.
Dr. William Schaffner, professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University pushed back millions of people who got infection are blocking the spread of infection now.
Schaffner also added;
“Since we do not know how long natural protection will last, it may be the case even that even people who have been infected may require vaccine at some point. That remains to be determined”
Center of disease control and prevention also stated;
People who are asymptomatic produce weaker immune responses toward coronavirus reinfection. These could be ones who might sick.
It seems like coronavirus is a mystery that is unlikely to resolve by anyone no matter how modern technologies we have or how advance we are in medical sciences. Some facts are still under the garb.