Seven of the most misconceptions about kovid 19 that have nothing to do with reality

Higher immunity is currently enjoyed by people who have been vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine after being treated with kovid 19. Although much is known about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the disease it causes, because scientists around the world have been observing and studying intensely for months. However, certain information that simply has nothing to do with reality is still circulating in the public space.

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The Guardian has reviewed seven of the most common myths about kovid 19 that are presented as true, and that have nothing to do with the relationship or that are based on dubious foundations: 1) “I have no symptoms, and even if I kovid, I will not infect anyone with it”

Loe. People who never experience the symptoms of kovid 19 are less contagious than those who do, but they still carry a large amount of virus in their body and can spread it.

In addition, people who experience symptoms of kovid 19 are more contagious a day or two before they offer to feel bad.

People who suffer from asymptomatic kovid 19 or who have not yet experienced the symptoms make a significant contribution to the spread of the disease because they are more likely to do so because they are not bad at moving around people.

One study found that asymptomatic people were responsible for more than half of the new cases.

Don’t assume that you are not a risk to others just because you feel good.



2) I will not be infected or transmit the virus to anyone else because I have been vaccinated with both doses

This is not true. Many fully vaccinated people have been infected by kovid 19. Although many of them did not have to go to the hospital for treatment, there were also those who felt sick for weeks.

In addition, studies from India and Vietnam have shown that a vaccinated person can transmit the virus to another vaccinated person.

Vaccines protect very well from severe cases of kovida 19, but protect less well from infection. Data from one study suggest that the effectiveness of the vaccine to prevent infection varies between 50 and 60 percent, regardless of whether the person being treated shows symptoms of the disease.

Recent published data suggest that people vaccinated in an early stage of infection have the same amount of virus in their body as people who have not been vaccinated, but that the virus gets rid of.

Kovid 19 vaccines help prevent infection and the spread of the virus, but they are not perfect and you should not assume that you cannot get sick or spread the virus if you are vaccinated.

3) I have passed kovid 19 so I will not get vaccinated

If you contract kovid then you are to some extent protected from reinfection. This protection, however, is not as strong as that provided by vaccines. The immunity given by the vaccines lasts longer and protects against new strains of the virus.

If you have received kovid, the vaccine will contribute very strongly to the immunity you have gained. People who were vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine after receiving kovid 19 now have the highest immunity.

If you have recently taken kovid 19, you can only be vaccinated after 28 days of a positive virus test.

4) I have good immunity so I don’t need a vaccine

It is certainly better if you have good immunity, but healthy people can also be infected with kovid, end up in hospital and we know that 10 to 30 percent of adults receive the so-called long kovi, even if they get a mild form. of the disease.

You also have to take care of your surroundings. You may be infected with kovid and go through a mild form of the disease or asymptomatic, but the question is who are you infected with?

It is possible to meet someone with a weaker immunity in a store, public transport or a cafe and for responsibility for them, we must seek to prevent infection.

Photo: Shutterstock / Bondar Illia

Photo: Shutterstock / Bondar Illia

5) even if they take kovid 19, the children will be fine

Children are much less likely to have a more severe form of covid or long covid, but this can also happen. About every two hundred children who take kovid end up in hospital.

In the weeks following covid infection, children may develop a multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a serious disease that requires intensive treatment. This phenomenon is very rare, affecting about 0.0003 percent of children who get kovid.

It is still being investigated how many children take long covid with persistent symptoms. Several studies give different estimates ranging from two to eight percent.

In the period from 19 April to date, the UK has recorded 420,000 coronavirus infections among the population aged 0 to 19, and more than 2,000 people aged between 0 and 17 have ended up in hospital due to kovid.

6) Masks don’t help

We now know that the kovid is in most cases transmitted by air, through respiration, grasping and singing. The masks are not perfect, but they help prevent large amounts of air expelling during the mentioned activity from ending up on someone’s face.

We wear masks primarily to protect others, not ourselves. If you want to protect yourself and others, you need to get quality N95, FFP2 and FFP3 masks.

A recently published study showed that the prevalence of masks is associated with a reduction in the percentage of infections by about 20 percent.

7) This wave will be the last

Every previous wave of infection was declared last and every claim was false. Experts expect the number of infected to jump again during the fall and winter.

It is unlikely that the number of infected will fall significantly before the next wave, it could be said that the next autumn-winter wave is actually part of the wave we are currently experiencing.

It’s hard to say how that wave will move.

Moreover, if a new variant of the virus appears in the future that is more contagious than the delta, the whole picture of the pandemic will change. The same thing happened in December 2020, 2021, when the alpha and delta strains appeared.

In the event of a new, more contagious strain, this next hypothetical wave could be quite dangerous.

We don’t know how likely a new strain will appear, but this possibility exists as long as kovid 19 is between us. That is why no wave can be said to be the last and that is why it is important that more people are vaccinated against coronavirus.

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