The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently selected 10 patients from four states for their study who had been infected with a Delta or Omicron variant within 90 days. In those patients, one patient had received the corona vaccine 6 to 10 weeks before the infection. At the same time, talking about the other two patients, they had taken a dose of vaccine in the midst of infection. The remaining seven patients, mostly children below the age of 18 years, did not take a single dose of corona.
The study further found that the time between first infection and re-infection was found to be 23 days to 87 days. The CDC said that rapid at-home antigen tests are being carried out due to which samples are not available for strain testing. He further said that due to this, re-infection is not detected initially.
Difficult to trace a re-infected person
If a person is re-infected within 90 days of being first infected, then he will be kept in the category of reinfection, but it is not so easy to detect. One of the main reasons behind this is that the particles of SARS-CoV-2 are caught in the RT-PCR test after a long time when the symptoms of the infection subside.
‘Omicron is not the last variant of Corona’
Co-author Brian Borah said that Omicron is not the last variant of Corona. Subsequent variants may show anti-immune features that can lead to early re-infection. He further added that it may also happen that more than one variant can be seen at a time. After all these things we need to understand that corona virus infection is more than a theoretical risk. It is also clear from this that Vaccination and Corona Protocol is the only way to avoid this epidemic.