In fact, scientists did not find conclusive evidence of innate genetic immunity, and “it would be highly improbable that any innate property of the immune system would be able to protect against all infections,” he said. Eleanor Murrayepidemiologist and professor Boston School of Public Health.
For example, to quote Joe Y Susanna Altman58, who came out of their confinement after vaccination a little more than a year ago, and since they were exposed to the virus and at risk of getting infected multiple times.
As he relented, he had dinner with friends who tested positive the next day, Joe spent an entire day with his 25-year-old son, who tested positive for Covid just 48 hours later, and Susannah last month. Had gone to dinner with four friends, two of whom were found to have symptoms a few days later, also tested positive.
“Joe and I think we’re the last one standing,” Susanna says, adding that it’s probably only a matter of time before they fall. “Because that’s the game: at a certain point, there’s only one left.”
The surprise comes when the world’s statistics look carefully at the fact that they too were infected. Not even the President of the United States. Joe Bidennor our Lionel Messi They were the exception.
For this reason, among the “hoaxers” of Covid-19, crazy hypotheses about their good fortune abound. “I must have supernatural immunity or something,” he stammers. saddle moso63-year-old pediatric nurse from Southfield, Michigan.
parent of Lucas Rivas They are immune, so they themselves took great care not to infect them. He is 27 years old and remembers the social life too, but he has to remember so many nights that he prefers not to remember.
“When people my age were living their lives there, I was living in fear here, because from my work I know how widespread the disease is,” says Lucas, who worked as a medical assistant at the time. Despite this, he managed to avoid contagion. An urgent care clinic in Littleton, Colorado. “It’s impossible to forget what you saw on guard duty and go out to socialize with lots of people in closed spaces.”
But he couldn’t take it anymore over the long 4th of July weekend and when a friend invited him over for a drink, he accepted. He had one drink, then another. He shared the microphone with one girl in karaoke and kissed the other. Two days later he tested positive for coronavirus. “When I started feeling like I couldn’t hold it, I grabbed it,” says Lucas. He felt like a fool, unconscious, “who had wasted two years of extreme precautions.”
that kind of self-imposed guilt drive katrin wallaceAn epidemiologist who recently started mentoring and attending to COVID patients like Rivas, who are devastated when their streak ends.
“A lot of people feel like they’ve failed,” says Wallace, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. “People tell me, I took such good care of myself!”, and Wallace assures them that they haven’t done anything wrong, the only bad thing is new forms of the virus.
In those moments, she always avoids mentioning that she never tested positive: there is no need to even face people…
Tony Freeman is convinced he will be out of the game in no time. Freeman, 63, has been a cast member of The Lion King since it debuted on Broadway more than 20 years ago. He has been on standby for five years, as a replacement in case another actor falls ill, and the truth is that it came in handy, especially during the Covid wave last year, as he was seen wearing his mask behind the screen. could have been hidden behind. , But now he has been asked to play Timon the Meerkat during a four-month national tour. In that role, he has to sing “Hakuna Mata” eight times a week, without a mask in front of a massive audience that laughs and coughs and is busy demonstrating out loud that he knows all the lyrics to music, From first to last. The last.
So Freeman no longer believes in his chances of surviving the rest of the pandemic. “I don’t think my body is anything special. If you saw it, you’d agree”, joked the actor. Cast members swab each other six times a week, and Freeman is resigned to the fact It is known that at any given time the swab shows two lines…