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COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least 5 months, UK study finds

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study already suggests some people with immunity can still carry high levels of virus and could transmit it to others.

I bet they could say the same thing about other respiratory infections. The difference is that now they are doing PCR tests, where those who are not sick can still be considered infected.

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I bet they could say the same thing about other respiratory infections. The difference is that now they are doing PCR tests, where those who are not sick can still be considered infected.

Because they are infected, there is nothing wrong with that.

Being infected and being sick are two different things and for a disease easily spread by people without symptoms it is very important to detect the infections. That must include people that have immunity.

What do you think doctors do with HIV patients, wait until they have full blown AIDS to test them? They can be infected (and infectious for others) for years without having any symptom.

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Because they are infected, there is nothing wrong with that.

I'm not sure Wick's pencil was saying there was something necessarily "wrong" with it. Perhaps he/she is just one of many who have understood the fear mongering in the media and elsewhere regarding Covid19, in that similar results might be obtained with other respiratory infections if they were tested in the same manner.

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I'm not sure Wick's pencil was saying there was something necessarily "wrong" with it. Perhaps he/she is just one of many who have understood the fear mongering in the media and elsewhere regarding Covid19, in that similar results might be obtained with other respiratory infections if they were tested in the same manner.

Is the media doing the testing? obviously not, it is done by the health authorities, therefore there is no "fear mongering" there, the value of testing has been widely recognized by all experts involved in the fight against the pandemic.

And yes, if one disease is extremely easy to spread by people without any symptom it would be natural to test anybody that may be in this situation, that is the whole point of doing it and why people follow the numbers with such interest, not because fear but because even if testing is not done as widely as it should it is still much better than just waiting until hospitals gets completely full and people begin to die in terribly high numbers.

Why do you think I used HIV as an example?

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