The Covid-19 reinfections are quite rare, but it is very common among people over 65 and older to get reinfected greater than once, as per the study published on Wednesday in the medical journal by Lancet.
Higher Chance Of Re-Infection In The Older People And Does A High BMI Mean Eligibility For A Vaccine?
This study has checked into the reinfection rates in more than 4 million people in Denmark. They have found that most people who have been reinfected from Covid-19 have seemed to have some protection from the reinfection for greater than six months. In the follow-up after a period of 6 months, the study hasn’t found any evidence that this protection would continue. But after checking the demographics of the people who were getting reinfected showed that it was mostly people over 65 years and older, as reported by Jen Christensen.
This older group of people have been said to have only 47% protection in case of the repeat infection, as compared to the younger people, which have seemed to have greater than 80% protection from this infection, as the team quotes. This finding was along the expected lines since as people grow, the immune system weakens with age.
Given the lives of the people are at stake, these results have emphasized how essential it is for the people to adhere to the safety measures that have been implemented for keeping themselves and other people safe, too, even if the person has have COVID-19. This study was done by Dr Steen Ethelberg, who is the co-author and a professional at the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark.
These guidelines are not being followed in various parts of the U.S., where the governors are quickly lifting these measures to prevent the spread. Even if around 1 in 8 Americans have been fully vaccinated, the country might be on the cusp of the second surge, after the case numbers, which had been declining in past weeks recently which appeared to be level off.
The officials in Chicago have said earlier in this month that they have raised the indoor capacity in restaurants, bars, and other such businesses, while the Baltimore leaders had said on Wednesday that they will be easing these restrictions in various places that include retail stores, religious facilities, fitness centres and malls.
They are in the race for getting most of the population in the U.S. vaccinated, as said by the former director of CDC or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr Richard Besser, told a news agency on Wednesday. At this same time, we are fighting against the exhaustion of the people with various restrictions. This has put public health in place, and they are fighting against the move in which so many governors are removing these restrictions, which were keeping everyone safe, as said by him.
On another note, there are some questions among the people, like does an individual with a higher BMI qualify for a vaccination. Will it mean that the person is not healthy?
With an increase in the obesity factor in the eligibility of the Covid-19 vaccine, many Americans are trying to find answers to this question that if the BMI or body mass index will get them a vaccine. Experts say that the meaning of high BMI is not that easy to explain if a person is healthy or not, and how it can impact the body isn’t very clear.
The CDC has listed that high obesity can be due to an underlying medical condition; a person needs to visit the doctor for this. If any underlying symptom indicates a severe disease, then the person can be vaccinated.