Corona in the future like a normal flu? – “Partial immunity” could replace vaccination

  • ofNail Akkoyun

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Could the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, which is responsible for the corona pandemic, become harmless in the future and cause a harmless cold?

  • A researcher from the USA believes that Coronaviren will only pose a threat to very few people in the future.
  • Maybe in a few years one could Corona*vaccination no longer be necessary.
  • According to the findings, the pathogen could SARS-CoV-2 future for Colds to care.

Kassel – it could Coronavirus one day no more than a simple one cold trigger? At least that’s what one scientist from the USA. Jennie Lavine, Infectiologist at the Emory University in Atlanta, is convinced that the virus SARS-CoV-2 could lose its horror in the future.

The doctor predicts that the current cause of Covid-19 becomes an endemic pathogen, i.e. only appears locally in the future. Vaccinations could then become unnecessary. But since it is still completely unclear how the Corona-Pandemie will develop in the coming months, this forecast should be treated with caution.

Will Corona turn into a cold? SARS-CoV-2 could end similarly to other coronaviruses

Like Lavine in Science Magazine explains, she expects that to be SARS-CoV-2 how the other already known coronaviruses called NL63, 229E, OC43 and HKU1 will behave. These viruses regularly cause epidemics in which mainly Toddlers get sick. Such diseases are seldom fatal and are more like one cold or Influenza.

In an earlier one experimental study with the Coronavirus 229E, however, a new infection was possible after only one year, a complete one immunity is also not given with previous corona viruses. The reason is probably the drop in antibody titer. The same can be said for current ones Corona infections, so with the virus SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19, an.

Cold and corona: Infections with other corona viruses ensured partial immunity

Another infection resulted in the experimental study however, only to a shortened virus excretion, the subjects remained asymptomatic. Lavine carries this on for a lifetime Teilimmunität that people acquired after an initial infection. According to the infectiologist, most people also have it in old age antibody against the four previously known corona viruses.

Lavine therefore strongly assumes that the pathogen is also SARS-CoV-2 turns into an endemic pathogen in the next few years and then maybe even just one more cold triggers. Then, according to the scientist, nobody would probably have to object anymore Corona be vaccinated, as there are hardly any serious illnesses due to the partial immunity of the older population groups Deaths komme (Nail Akkoyun) * is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

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