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Mayo Clinic recent study shows that previous Covid-19 infection doesn’t offer significant protection of severe illness after re-infection

OMAHA, Nebraska – Be on your guard if, since you’ve already had COVID, you don’t believe you have a high risk of developing severe symptoms from the virus.

A recent research conducted by the Mayo Clinic presents contrasting findings.

Jacob Rockafellow of Omaha has had COVID once. “It wasn’t fun,” he said. “First, I lost my taste and smell. That lasted for like two months. I really just felt like I had a bad flu, with just lingering, no taste and smell forever.”

Since then, Rockafellow has had three COVID shots. “I hope I don’t get it again,” he said.

According to the findings of a recent research conducted by the Mayo Clinic, Rockafellow is correct in wanting to steer clear of it.

According to the findings of the research conducted, those who are re-infected with COVID experience considerable health difficulties.

A recent research conducted by the Mayo Clinic presents contrasting findings.

In agreement is Dr. James Lawler, who practices medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. According to what he had to say, “The reality is that recurring reinfections do in fact carry higher danger.”

According to Dr. Lawler, COVID reinfections can raise the chance of serious health complications, such as heart disease, neurological disorders, brain fog, the development of long-term COVID, and even death.

Even while it may look that way due to the fact that the majority of Americans have previously been exposed, infected, or vaccinated against the virus, he asserts that it is not true that newer varieties of the virus, such as omicron B.A.5, create lesser symptoms. According to what he had to say, “We just have more immunity in the population than we did before,” he said.

However, given that most Americans haven’t received a COVID immunization in such a long time, Dr. Lawler is concerned that there may soon be another outbreak of the disease. He stated, “In more ways, we are actually more vulnerable going into this fall than we were last fall,” he said.

Dr. Lawler anticipates that a new booster that is focused on Omicron will be available for some patients around the beginning of September.

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