© Provided by Oh My Mag Covid-19: unvaccinated people are twice as likely to catch the virus, according to a study
You have already contracted Covid-19 and you think you are immune? Careful! Even if the cases identified remain quite rare, it is indeed possible to be infected with the virus again. This, even after the first contamination.
2.34 times more likely to be reinfected
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted this study on 246 adults in Kentucky. The subjects were all reinfected with the virus between May and June, after being infected for the first time in 2020.
Comparing the results with 492 “control cases”, the study found the following result: those who had not been vaccinated were 2.34 times more likely to be re-infected with the virus again. Where people vaccinated, whether with the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, do not find the same chance of contamination.
A study conducted before the Delta variant
“Anyone eligible can get vaccinated against Covid-19, regardless of their previous status of SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the CDC study’s findings say.
The natural immunity acquired after a first infection is therefore largely questioned by this study. Especially since this immunity may be compromised with the multiplication of new variants. On the other hand, it should be noted that this study was conducted long before the appearance of the Delta variant, which is currently wreaking havoc.