At the very least 30 million individuals in the USA — and doubtless many others whose sicknesses have been by no means recognized — have been contaminated with the coronavirus thus far. Ought to these individuals nonetheless be vaccinated?
Two new research reply that query with an emphatic sure.
The truth is, the analysis means that for these individuals only one dose of the vaccine is sufficient to turbocharge their antibodies and destroy the coronavirus — and even some extra infectious variants.
The outcomes of those new research are in step with the findings of two others printed over the previous few weeks. Taken collectively, the analysis means that individuals who have had Covid-19 ought to be immunized — however a single dose of the vaccine could also be sufficient.
“I believe it’s a very robust rationale for why individuals who have been beforehand contaminated with Covid ought to be getting the vaccine,” mentioned Jennifer Gommerman, an immunologist on the College of Toronto who was not concerned within the new analysis.
An individual’s immune response to a pure an infection is extremely variable. Most individuals make copious quantities of antibodies that persist for a lot of months. However some individuals