It’s been just revealed that getting sick from a more common, harmless coronavirus could protect you from Covid-19, experts say.
researchers at the University of Zurich recently found.
It’s been just reported that a team of researchers found that antibody responses from previous coronavirus infections can help create immunity to covid 19.
“People who have had strong immune responses to other human coronaviruses also have some protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
This is what Alexandra Trkola, head of the Institute of Medical Virology at the university, said, according to SciTechDaily.
Reviewing antibody levels from previous infections
It’s also been revealed that the researchers reviewed antibody levels from people sick from coronaviruses before SARS-CoV-2 was around and compared them to samples taken from people infected with COVID-19.
“Our study shows that a strong antibody response to human coronaviruses increases the level of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. So someone who has gained immunity to harmless coronaviruses is therefore also better protected against severe SARS-CoV-2 infections,” Trkola said, per SciTechDaily.
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A new covid nightmare – the Omicron variant
There’s a new covid variant on the loose, and it’s called Omicron. Experts are currently investigating whether mutations are making the variant more infectious or evading immune response.
The Wall Street Journal just noted that the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant was recently identified in South Africa.
It seems that this has virologists and health authorities on edge because of its many mutations, but much about its infectiousness and virulence remains unknown.
“Scientists said some of the roughly 50 mutations on the new variant, called B.1.1.529, could potentially render it more transmissible or reduce vaccine effectiveness.”
Check out our previous article in order to learn more available data on this new covid variant.