Can a person get affected with COVID twice?

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Is there anyone who’ve been affected with covid twice within a gap of few months?

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Yes. Person can get twice or thrice also..

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Yes it is rarer but is happening across the globe.

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I know a doctor who volunteered in covid duty, he first got infected in october, recovered within a week.
He completed his both vaccines dose in early march, 3-4 days ago he came positive again.

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tank_u_m8 wrote:

I know a doctor who volunteered in covid duty, he first got infected in october, recovered within a week.
He completed his both vaccines dose in early march, 3-4 days ago he came positive again.

Same happened with a friend of mine.

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Current CM of karnataka, MLA zameer ahmed khan (former karnataka state minister)

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Chhattisgarh joint health director got infected last year, got both vaccines too. Again got infected and died. So, don’t take it lightly.

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Yes 1-3% so are chances 😇

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Our maid did. Twice.

First time in November and second time in April.

No symptoms, nothing at all – only weakness which she attributed to tiredness/changing weather.

The medicines weren’t given the first time (no healthcare workers) and second time they told her to only rest and take paracetamol.

Mera Bhaarat Mahaan.

P.S: She is alive

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As far as the virus is undergoing mutations, it can infect the same person ‘n’ number of times! if the mutant variant is dissimilar..

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Recently I read in news some politican got it twice.

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rohan8397 wrote:

Chhattisgarh joint health director got infected last year, got both vaccines too. Again got infected and died. So, don’t take it lightly.

They are saying if you have taken both doses and get infected then it won’t become serious and you won’t die!

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That Few months won’t be the same for everyone (Guess, you can get the antibodies checked every two months and plan accordingly). Some on Immunosuppressants aren’t developing any antibodies at all (depending on the medication they’re on)
https://hospitalhealthcare.com/covid-19/poor-an...

Also, according to Pfizer.. the efficacy rate of the vaccine is @ 91% upto (6 months) and they aren’t guaranteeing anything above that
https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press...
And now they’re suggesting, a third vaccination shot may be required within 12 months ( Someone who opted for a particular vaccine (1 or 2 shots) should stick to it for an year or so? )
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/pfizer-ceo-says...
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Also..if you got recently tested COVID+ & recovered, the no.of antibodies developed with one vaccine dose will be same as two shots for a non-infected person. So if you get two shots after recovering, then you might be immune (better than the rest) to covid-19 for much longer duration (considering no other pre-health condition & certain medication use)
https://nyulangone.org/news/patients-recovered-...

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GoogleCA wrote:

They are saying if you have taken both doses and get infected then it won’t become serious and you won’t die!

That will hold true in most cases, but not 100%. Every individual has different immunity, comorbidities, timely management, environmental and genetic factors, lots of things that can contribute towards mortality.
So yes, most cases, but not absolute 100%.

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GoogleCA wrote:

They are saying if you have taken both doses and get infected then it won’t become serious and you won’t die!

But this is an actual incident which happened. Additionally the person had co-morbidities

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My frnd got infected thrice !!!

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mas143forever wrote:

That will hold true in most cases, but not 100%. Every individual has different immunity, comorbidities, timely management, environmental and genetic factors, lots of things that can contribute towards mortality.
So yes, most cases, but not absolute 100%.

Problem is there are only statements and no facts. Facts say that these vaccines are not that much effective that these are hyped.

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yes i am a dr and i feel i have been infected 3 times in last 1 yr , never stopped working excpt 7 days rest !! i do wear Safety gear (PPE)

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theruler007 wrote:

yes i am a dr and i feel i have been infected 3 times in last 1 yr , never stopped working excpt 7 days rest !! i do wear Safety gear (PPE)

Thank you for your services. 🙏

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Its never ending cycle buddy. Till date no solution and hopes.

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Personally know two cases, both infected twice, vaccinated, but 2nd infection was very mild compared to 1st one where they needed hospitalisation. Both are doctors. Know many people who got infected post vaccination but except one with co morbidity, everyone is ok. Not getting vaccinated is like taking the risk. Vaccine reduces the risk of severity in most cases. I am vaccinated and everyone in my family including kids are positive but I have remained symptom free and negative till now. My wife has very mild symptoms, she was already vaccinated. We are doctors. My suggestion would be don’t think too much, get vaccinated. Virus will keep on changing but so should we prepare our arsenal accordingly. At present our best bet is vaccine. Covid is a emerging infection and everyone has a lot to learn about it. Our priority should be to cling to anything that can keep us safe.

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Yes. But only after 90 days of first recovery

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sentyjolly wrote:

Personally know two cases, both infected twice, vaccinated, but 2nd infection was very mild compared to 1st one where they needed hospitalisation. Both are doctors. Know many people who got infected post vaccination but except one with co morbidity, everyone is ok. Not getting vaccinated is like taking the risk. Vaccine reduces the risk of severity in most cases. I am vaccinated and everyone in my family including kids are positive but I have remained symptom free and negative till now. My wife has very mild symptoms, she was already vaccinated. We are doctors. My suggestion would be don’t think too much, get vaccinated. Virus will keep on changing but so should we prepare our arsenal accordingly. At present our best bet is vaccine. Covid is a emerging infection and everyone has a lot to learn about it. Our priority should be to cling to anything that can keep us safe.

Yes. But only after 90 days of first recovery, correct me if I’m wrong.

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GoogleCA wrote:

They are saying if you have taken both doses and get infected then it won’t become serious and you won’t die!

Lies

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GoogleCA wrote:

Problem is there are only statements and no facts. Facts say that these vaccines are not that much effective that these are hyped.

Do u want proof of death – maybe hospital or location? Just coming from funeral of extended family members. All took 2 shots by March 27.

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whitewalkers wrote:

Yes. But only after 90 days of first recovery, correct me if I’m wrong.

Not necessarily, antibodies of first infection have varying sustainability. Some research have shown minimal antibodies in individuals even after 15 days post recovery. There’s a huge grey area around this infection which still needs to be uncovered. Best bet is to be safe by hook or crook. Last wave didn’t have much children infected, this time it’s high with fatalities. Virus is mutating we don’t know what will work in future and what will not. It’s like a land mine filled ground what comes up you will never know. That’s why use all means at hand to protect yourself. Tomorrow fight can be different, protect yourself today atleast.
As for after how many days after infection you can get vaccinated, there are contradictory views but CDC says that you can get vaccinated even after 10 days of being negative. Some say that it’s safe till 90 days.

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sentyjolly wrote:

Not necessarily, antibodies of first infection have varying sustainability. Some research have shown minimal antibodies in individuals even after 15 days post recovery. There’s a huge grey area around this infection which still needs to be uncovered. Best bet is to be safe by hook or crook. Last wave didn’t have much children infected, this time it’s high with fatalities. Virus is mutating we don’t know what will work in future and what will not. It’s like a land mine filled ground what comes up you will never know. That’s why use all means at hand to protect yourself. Tomorrow fight can be different, protect yourself today atleast.
As for after how many days after infection you can get vaccinated, there are contradictory views but CDC says that you can get vaccinated even after 10 days of being negative. Some say that it’s safe till 90 days.

Ok. Thanks for the awareness. But any way I will follow the protocol. Stay home stay safe.

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Ramta_Jogi wrote:

Do u want proof of death – maybe hospital or location? Just coming from funeral of extended family members. All took 2 shots by March 27.

After taking 2 shots it takes 1 to 2 month to develop the antibodies fully. That’s what I heard from the expert.
Moreover vaccine still 70 to 80 % effective. Also if they are comorbidities then that also play it’s part.
PS : I am not the expert in this field. Just a citizen like you.

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theruler007 wrote:

yes i am a dr and i feel i have been infected 3 times in last 1 yr , never stopped working excpt 7 days rest !! i do wear Safety gear (PPE)

Appreciate what you & other frontline workers are doing. Situation is already grim now but it would be even worse if not for stupendous effort put by frontline workers.

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