Covid is re-infecting so many Australians, despite the warnings of specialists not to count on immunity.
Australia has one of the highest rates of Covid infection globally, and many of the individuals who have lately been affected weren’t infected for the first time.
Twenty-seven thousand individuals in Victoria have been re-infected with Covid since November of last year, the highest amount in Australia.
According to the NSW Department of Public Health, more than half of the state’s 11,300 reinfections have happened in the previous seven months.
On The Project, Paul Griffin, an infectious diseases specialist, said that patients ‘may gain some protection from reinfection after they’ve had Covid-19, but it’s fairly varied and not necessarily long-lasting.’
‘That’s why, even if you’ve already taken Covid, you need to keep up with your vaccine regimen.’
One of the most prevalent causes of reinfections in Australia is the prevalence of many different strains, including Omicron, BA1, and BA2.
Covid should be kept in mind, vaccinations should be maintained, and individuals should not panic but should be examined if symptoms arise.
‘We don’t want to consider such hasher constraints like lockdowns,’ said Mr. Griffin. ‘I don’t believe they’ll be essential shortly.’
If you’re in an environment where you’re at high risk of contracting an infection, you should wear a mask and wash your hands often, according to Mr. Griffin.
This comes as the number of Covid-related deaths in Australia grows, with 88 deaths over the weekend and 363 in the previous seven days.
In comparison, the daily death toll in Australia throughout April was just once over 50 and often below 25.
On Sunday, there were 16 fatalities in Victoria, seven in Western Australia, four in New South Wales, two in Queensland, and one in Tasmania.
More than 2700 individuals are being treated in hospitals throughout Australia for the virus that has infected over 300,000 people.