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progressive nobody

(816 posts)
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:12 PM Oct 2020

Amy Coney Barret had covid this summer

We know very little about this virus (granted we are learning more and more)

But Amy is at the White House sat/sun then at congress and now all these cases.

My own friend Had covid once. Doctor's said she was over it then got it again. Her doctor and others are wondering if this virus might go dormant and then comes back out.

Maybe it is a maybe not.

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Amy Coney Barret had covid this summer (Original Post) progressive nobody Oct 2020 OP
I heard that too: that she and her husband had it this summer. I'm skeptical. nt AnotherMother4Peace Oct 2020 #1
There is no lasting immunity The empressof all Oct 2020 #2
same here. My friend who is researching this is something she has never progressive nobody Oct 2020 #5
Going dormant is a common virus response. CincyDem Oct 2020 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author BamaRefugee Oct 2020 #4
When? Beginning of Sept? I mean that was still summer. LizBeth Oct 2020 #6
They didn't say just some time/ early summer I've heard both phrases used. progressive nobody Oct 2020 #7
They can catch it again and/or still shed virus ecstatic Oct 2020 #8

The empressof all

(29,098 posts)
2. There is no lasting immunity
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:18 PM
Oct 2020

My understanding is that there is a small block of time after recovery where your reinfection rate is minimal but there have been a number of documented cases of reinfection. My sense is that like the flu the virus mutates and one can become sick again. Herd immunity is a fallacy. When an immunization is available most likely we will need yearly shots like the flu vaccine. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and just sharing what I have learned from my obsessive reading over the last number of months.

 

progressive nobody

(816 posts)
5. same here. My friend who is researching this is something she has never
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:22 PM
Oct 2020

seen before. She said once they thing they got a handle on what they are seeing the virus throws a curve ball,

CincyDem

(6,426 posts)
3. Going dormant is a common virus response.
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:20 PM
Oct 2020

Shingles and HSV-1/2 are two common examples. Probably more. I haven’t read anything that confirms it’s a one and done virus. Maybe but it seems like that point is still to be learned.

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ecstatic

(32,829 posts)
8. They can catch it again and/or still shed virus
Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:54 PM
Oct 2020

weeks later, and test positive later after having tested negative. This virus seems less like the flu and more like those recurring viruses that cannot be cured, just managed. Like HIV or hepatitis.

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