Tag: <span>immunity</span>

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Will lockdowns stop COVID-19 pandemic?

A recent study leaded by Johan Giesecke (Swedish top epidemiologist), from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), points to lockdowns are not the way to stop COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries (and members of their press media) have marvelled at Sweden’s relaxed strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: schools and most workplaces have remained open,...

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WHO does not endorse an immunity passport

The scientific evidence gathered so far does not provide certainty that a person who has contracted the coronavirus, has recovered, and has generated antibodies is protected against a second infection, leaving behind the idea of an immunity passport, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is WHO’s reaction to claims by some governments that...

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Antibody tests find little immunity against COVID-19

The first studies carried out in the world to evaluate what part of the population has antibodies against the COVID-19 coronavirus have detected less immunity than expected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. If this still preliminary result is confirmed in other studies that are currently underway, it would remove the prospect that the...

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Is herd immunity the solution?

If we have not been able to contain the COVID-19 pandemic we can at least wait for that point where we have all passed the disease and become immune. This is the strategy of the Government of Boris Johnson (United Kingdom) ―different from that of other countries―, to combat COVID-19. Although this is a tempting...

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Why do more men die from COVID-19 than women?

In all the statistics of death by COVID-19 there are more deceased men than women. One well-known important factor in COVID-19 deaths is the presence of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In this way, since they are more common in men than in women, it could partially explain the statistics. Furthermore, man...