Tag Archives: Immunity

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »

Researchers look to unlock secrets of COVID-19 herd immunity by studying Canada’s Hutterite colonies

Article content continued It’s a very, very giving culture The safety council chastised some members for visiting doctors without warning them they were sick, not observing social distancing and travelling outside their colony when it was not essential. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Wednesday the province may impose restrictions on travel to and from the… Read More »

Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Almost daily, President Trump and leaders worldwide say they are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in perhaps the most urgent mission in the history of medical science. But the repeated assurances of near-miraculous speed are exacerbating a problem that has largely been overlooked and one that public health experts say must be addressed now:… Read More »

Roche CEO says it is ‘very likely’ people develop immunity after recovering from coronavirus

People who have recovered from Covid-19 are “very likely” to be immune to the virus, according to the CEO of a Swiss pharmaceutical giant. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Monday, Severin Schwan, chief executive of Roche, said he believed those who had already had the coronavirus would now be immune to the illness… Read More »