First Covid-19 Reinfection Death Reported, In Netherlands

FIRST COVID-19 REINFECTION DEATH REPORTED, IN NETHERLANDSAn 89 year old Dutch woman has become what is believed to be the first known person to die after catching Covid-19 twice, according to researchers in the Netherlands, raising questions about immunity and antibodies.

The woman, who suffered from a rare type of bone marrow cancer, first tested positive for the virus earlier this year, after being admitted to hospital with a severe cough and fever. She was discharged five days later. Nearly two months after her first Covid-19 episode, the woman developed symptoms again while she was in chemotherapy treatment. She once again tested positive for Covid-19, and no antibodies were detected in her blood system when tested on days four and six. Her condition deteriorated on day eight, and she sadly passed away.

Her immune system was compromised due to the cell-depleting therapy she was receiving, but researchers wrote that her natural immune response could still have been "sufficient" to fight-off Covid-19, as the type of treatment she received for cancer "does not necessarily result in life threatening disease."

According to the Telegraph, researchers have confirmed 23 cases of Covid-19 reinfection, but in all prior cases, the patient had recovered.

"The demonstration that it is possible to be reinfected by SARS-CoV-2 may suggest that a COVID-19 vaccine may not be totally protective," said Brendan Wren, a professor of vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene. "However, given the (more than) 40 million cases worldwide, these small examples of reinfection are tiny and should not deter efforts to develop vaccines."

 

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0 #5 Chip 2020-10-19 09:59
Quoting David:
There is no evidence of a deadly contagious disease and so there is no case for quarantine.


We'll conveniently ignore the 1.1 million cadavers, shall we?
0 #4 David 2020-10-18 15:31
Quoting Chip:
Quoting David:
So much for the vaccine. Still waiting for the covid virus to be isolated, never mind shown to be the cause of any disease or contagious.


Yes it would be good if the virus could be isolated. But there are certain selfish people hellbent on ignoring attempts to quarantine it.


If it can't be isolated in a lab, it can't be shown to be the cause of a disease. There is no evidence of a deadly contagious disease and so there is no case for quarantine.
+1 #3 Chip 2020-10-18 11:51
Quoting David:
So much for the vaccine. Still waiting for the covid virus to be isolated, never mind shown to be the cause of any disease or contagious.


Yes it would be good if the virus could be isolated. But there are certain selfish people hellbent on ignoring attempts to quarantine it.
0 #2 David 2020-10-17 19:15
So much for the vaccine. Still waiting for the covid virus to be isolated, never mind shown to be the cause of any disease or contagious.
0 #1 Chip 2020-10-17 17:43
So much for herd immunity.

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