Most people have already turned this page epidemic. Specialist, no.each new wave of infections discover new aspects or confirm a degree of suspicion Coronavirus There is already one impact on our health.
The patient is ongoing coronavirus They are a permanent reminder that we still do not fully understand this virus and it may be years before we understand its impact.Several doctors warn that our Immune system may be compromised.
More serious ailments
The reason for this statement is statistical evidence Doctor is encountering.A TV station reported New Zealandwhere they finished winter in the southsending the first alarm signal:
“We see middle-aged people with no medical history in the emergency room who have severe cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus).Very strange“, related Dr. Gary Payindafrom the Northland Health Department.
What happened may have been a warning of what was to come.Just like every year we do influenza epidemic Messages reaching us from the other hemisphere.
That’s why some Western doctors echoed the message, including epidemiologist and former Harvard professor Eric Feigl-Ding: “what are they Mild RSV and influenza infections They are sending more and More people go to hospital After coronavirus.It’s not meant to scare people, but to provide data“.
It is suspected that the coronavirus may be behind this phenomenon.Likewise, there is growing evidence that COVID-19 transmission has increased Risk of diabetes and cardiovascular problems.
Coronavirus may be damaging our defenses
For Dr. Feigl-Ding, it is becoming increasingly clear that COVID-19 has caused compromised immune system “people”maybe long term”. For example, just as a coronavirus infection can lead to persistent COVID-19, the virus may also subvert defense systems in subtle ways. below detection threshold.
“there are many Consequences of COVID-19 We don’t know, and it may be many more years before we find out”, explains Dr. Payinda. He gives an example 1918 spanish flu. Over time, it was found that people born during that period had up to three times the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Our bodies have been exposed to a new virus”we do not know the full range of impacts it can haveeven in people who were previously not at risk and have recovered well“,explain Dr. Anna Brooks, immunologist, University of Auckland.
Risk of continuous reinfection
The expert lamented, “new normal” will disappear, followed by Increase use of masks. People don’t seem to care if they get COVID-19 again, and that’s a mistake.
“From an immunological perspective, There’s a lot we need to know about COVID-19” Dr. Brooks insisted. “The pandemic nature of COVID-19 is not over yet“.
Therefore, she insists that the advice as an immunologist is to “It’s not a good idea to go through unnecessary reinfections Things that can cause short- and long-term damage to your body“.
Persistent COVID-19 cases emerge after passing tests Fourth or fifth reinfection.Let’s not think of COVID-19 as just another cold Let’s avoid new infections as much as possible.
Immunity decreases over time
One of the aspects that should be noted is that you should not relax because you have hybrid immunity.Immunity refers to Vaccines and natural infections When we are infected, they are unstable. It decreases over time.
Therefore it is recommended new doses of vaccine for the people From 60 years oldpatients with low defenses, and those most exposed (health care personnel).
In the EU, adaptation Pfizer and Moderna vaccines exist New variants of coronavirusthe rest is Genomic mutations. In this sense, the changes in the virus are not alarmist enough.
It is also important to remember that vaccines they were not placed prevent us from getting infected.They are set up to allow our defenses to avoid severe coronavirus If we are infected. If COVID-19 worsens, don’t be fatal.
this Precautions to avoid infection The measures we are already familiar with (distancing, masks and ventilation) must continue to be applied, especially when we suspect that we may be infected.