Suara.com – An interesting fact was found and said that the antibodies of patients recovering from Covid-19 were better than vaccines. How come?
This fact is obtained from the results of a study conducted by Public Health England or PHE which found that people who recovered from Covid-19 more than once had immunity that would last for five months, longer than people who received vaccines made by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.
Even the natural antibody protection after recovering from Covid-19 is equivalent to the quality of immunity resulting from the Pfizer vaccine injection.
The PHE study involved as many as 20,000 health workers (health workers) in more than 100 locations in the UK. These health workers were then observed, especially those who contracted the SARS CoV 2 virus more than once.
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From the PCR swab test, 6,614 of these health workers were found to be infected with the virus. But there are only 44 health workers who experienced Covid-19 re-infection, or tested positive for Covid-19 more than once.
Then PHE researchers concluded, infected with Covid-19 more than once, then recovered, providing protection from Covid-19 by 83 percent. This is because in the study it was found that only 15 out of 44 people were re-infected with Covid-19.
“The conclusion that can be drawn from this study is that SARS CoV 2 infection provides 94 protection from Covid-19 reinfection for at least five months,” explained Professor Eleanor Riley of the University of Edinburgh, citing Dailymail, Thursday (14/1/2021).
“This shows that natural infection provides short-term immunity against Covid-19, this immunity is similar to when given a vaccination,” he continued.
The Hopskins professor finally said in a press conference that the immune effect of natural Covid-19 infection was equivalent to Pfizer / BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine injection of 95 percent.
And immunity from this natural infection is also better, compared to the immunity given from the AstraZeneca vaccine with an efficacy level of 62.1 percent, after the second dose is injected.
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