Covid infection has been shown to provide as much immunity as vaccines

Covid infection has been shown to provide as much immunity as vaccines

People who have already contracted coronavirus are as protected from re-infection as those who have received the best Covid-19 vaccines, according to a survey of 20,000 British healthcare workers, the largest study in the world to date.

Public Health England regularly tested two groups of matching volunteers between June and November: 6,000 health workers who had previously been infected with coronavirus and 14,000 who had not.

A comparison of infections in the two groups, described in preliminary results released Thursday, found that a previous infection provided at least 83% protection against reinfection. It gave greater than 94% protection against symptomatic Covid-19, which matches the numbers for the most effective Covid-19 vaccines.

Susan Hopkins, PHE’s senior medical advisor, said she was “strongly encouraged” by the discovery that the infection offered potent – but not complete – protection against reinfection for at least five months.

“Natural…

Read Full Story

News Highlights Finance

  • According to the source Covid infection has been shown to provide as much immunity as vaccines
  • Check all news and articles from the Finance news updates.
Bollyinside - US Local News & Breaking News Stories
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0