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Recent data on cases of reinfection shows that vaccination

Posted by is more effective at preventing it than naturally acquired immunity. sm on Sun, Aug 15 2021 at 08:23 AM CDT:

In Reply to: Another study that appears to be promising for long term... posted by sm on Sat, Aug 14 2021 at 02:11 PM CDT:

"In this case-control study, being unvaccinated was associated with 2.34 times the odds of reinfection compared with being fully vaccinated."

Reinfection after having had it once is not surprising given that the common-cold human coronaviruses we have lived with for centuries have never given long-term immunity. It is encouraging to see the better success of the vaccines. Or at least it would be if so many Americans weren't refusing to be vaccinated.

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