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What reinfections mean for COVID-19
One of the key questions in predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is how well and how long the immune responses...
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30783-0/abstract
Prof. Akiko Iwasaki @VirusesImmunity - Tue Oct 13
What do #COVID19 reinfection cases mean? Here is a commentary I wrote on this topic for @TheLancetInfDis. Recovery from #SARSCoV2 infection does not guarantee protection from reinfection, disease or becoming infectious again. But a good vaccine can. thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Daniel Bastardo Blanco, PhD @dbastardo27 - Tue Oct 13
“[R]einfection cases tell us that we cannot rely on immunity acquired by natural infection to confer herd immunity; not only is this strategy lethal for many but also it is not effective.” Insightful commentary by @VirusesImmunity buff.ly/312tZhf
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Thiago Carvalho @CyrilPedia - Tue Oct 13
An important point by @VirusesImmunity on the Nevada patient: 'The patient had positive antibodies after the reinfection, but whether he had pre-existing antibody after the first infection is unknown' thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Blossom Damania 🔬🧬🧪🦠🧫 @DamaniaLab - Tue Oct 13
Insightful article by Dr. Akiko Iwasaki ⁦@VirusesImmunity⁩ “What reinfections mean for COVID-19” thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Dr. Syra Madad @syramadad - Tue Oct 13
What reinfections mean for COVID-19 thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Zain Chagla @zchagla - Tue Oct 13
Reinfection by @VirusesImmunity Reinfections happen. There may be bias towards symptomatic, and questions still to be answered. Rirst reinfection resulting in death also resulting today - although in the context of an immunodeficiency state thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Luke O'Neill @laoneill111 - Tue Oct 13
Yale Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki on reinfection and why going for natural herd immunity won’t work: ‘this strategy...lethal for many but also it is not effective. Herd immunity requires safe and effective vaccines’ thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Edward Nirenberg @ENirenberg - Tue Oct 13
Spectacular summary by @VirusesImmunity on SARS-CoV-2 reinfections Some key points: - we are missing many reinfection bc testing limitations - Infection need not confer durable immunity - no evidence of altered immunocompetence in cases 1/2 thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Ulrik Stervbo @UlrikStervbo - Tue Oct 13
A well written commentary on SARS-CoV2 reinfection by the ever eloquent Akiko Iwasaki (@VirusesImmunity) | @TheLancet thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Trushar Patel @trushar_7 - Tue Oct 13
Very insightful article about SARS-COV-2 reinfection by @VirusesImmunity! thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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BerkAykutMD @BerkAykutMD - Tue Oct 13
Another brilliant piece by ⁦@VirusesImmunity⁩ on what’s been a complicated topic to say the least: What reinfections mean for COVID-19 - The Lancet Infectious Diseases thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Avis Favaro @CTV_AvisFavaro - Tue Oct 13
What reinfection case reports mean for #COVID19 The Lancet Infectious Diseases - an analysis by ⁦@VirusesImmunity⁩ thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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Rey @reyreygreen14 - Tue Oct 13
"Herd immunity requires safe and effective vaccines and robust vaccination implementation." Written by Akiko Iwasaki (@VirusesImmunity) | @TheLancet Please stay inside. Wear masks. Wash your hands. thelancet.com/journals/lanin…
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