What is worse than contracting the Corona (Covid-19) Virus? Getting it AGAIN after you have recovered.
This is being reported in more than a few countries. When I saw this, it made me wonder what exactly we are looking at here. If this is bioengineered and it was created to continuously “reinfect” the population; THIS is the worst case scenario.
This is the stuff of which horror movies are made.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
By the way – that is a line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and it was uttered by a witch.
Whistleblower doctors say coronavirus reinfection even deadlier
Chinese doctors sounding the alarm on the coronavirus say the illness could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again, according to a report.
The whistleblowing physicians working to fight the virus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, revealed that medically cleared patients have been getting reinfected, the Taiwan News reported.
“It’s highly possible to get infected a second time,” one of the doctors, who declined to be identified, told the outlet.
The physician said that medication used to treat the virus can have negative side effects on patients’ heart tissue, making them more susceptible to cardiac arrest.
“A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure,” the doctor said.
The doctor added that the virus has “outsmarted all of us,” since he says it’s able to hide symptoms for up to 24 days — which contradicts current guidance that the incubation period is two weeks.
What’s more, the infected patients often return false negatives before eventually being diagnosed with the illness.
“It can fool the test kit — there were cases that they found, the CT scan shows both lungs are fully infected but the test came back negative four times,” the whistleblower said. “The fifth test came back positive.”
The virus, officially known has COVID-19, has killed at least 2,004 people in mainland China and infected more than 74,000 others. source
People can get the coronavirus more than once, experts warn — recovering does not necessarily make you immune
- A coronavirus outbreak that started in China has sickened more than 82,000 people and killed more than 2,800. Cases have been recorded in 47 other countries.
- Most patients seem to make full recoveries, but people who’ve recovered could still get the virus again in the future.
- That already happened to a tour guide in Japan — she recovered from the coronavirus, then tested positive for it again three weeks later.
- The antibodies that patients are producing so far don’t necessarily last very long, one expert said.
People who have gotten the new coronavirus and recovered can get it again in the future, health authorities say — the body does not become immune after infection.
On Wednesday, Japanese authorities reported the first confirmed case of reinfection. A tour guide in Osaka first tested positive for the coronavirus in late January, then was discharged from the hospital three weeks ago after showing signs of recovery. But she returned to the hospital after developing a sore throat and chest pain and tested positive for the coronavirus once again.
Zhan Qingyuan, director of pneumonia prevention and treatment at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, warned last month that this could happen.
“For those patients who have been cured, there is a likelihood of a relapse,” Zhan said in a briefing on January 31. “The antibody will be generated; however, in certain individuals, the antibody cannot last that long.”
Reinfections among patients in China have been reported as well.
In total, the coronavirus has infected more than 81,000 people, 95% of whom are in China. More than 2,770 have died. (For the latest case total, death toll, and travel information, see Business Insider’s live updates here.)
A risk of reinfection
The coronavirus family includes the viruses that cause SARS, MERS, and the common cold. Most cause upper-respiratory infections.
When a virus enters a human body, it tries to attach to and take over host cells. In response, our immune systems produce antibodies: proteins that recognize and remove viruses.
That’s how humans become immune to certain illnesses. Children that have contracted chickenpox, for example, are immune to the disease as adults. Vaccines are another way to develop immunity.
“With many infectious diseases, a person can develop immunity against a specific strain after exposure or infection,” Amira Roess, a professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at George Mason University, told Business Insider. “Often, that person will not get sick again upon subsequent exposure to it.”
But in the case of the new coronavirus, according to Zhan, doctors don’t think the antibodies patients develop are strong or long-lasting enough to keep them from contracting the disease again.
“Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant and with minimal symptoms, and then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs,” Philip Tierno, a professor at the NYU School of Medicine, told Reuters.
Coronavirus cases have been reported in 47 countries beyond China.
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency last month, but does not yet consider it a pandemic.
Japan confirms first case of person re-infected with coronavirus
The reinfection has health officials worried the illness could stay dormant after signs of recovery. READ STORY HERE
Authorities, experts look into Korea’s first coronavirus ‘reinfection’ case
Read story HERE
So brethren, the current updates on the Covid-19 virus are certainly not encouraging.
A virus that can reinfect a recovered patient?
That makes me wonder if the hope of a vaccine is futile.
We have hope – Blessed Hope – the Lord Jesus Christ. He is watching over us and will see us through whatever is to come!
Pray for the nations of this world! Pray that this virus will be instrumental in bringing many to the Throne of Grace.