The best protection against Covid-19 is the combination infection + vaccine

According to two new studies, the best way to protect yourself from Covid-19 is to get infected with the coronavirus and get vaccinated. Explanation.

C’est l’une des questions majeures qui agitent le monde scientifique depuis le début de l’épidémie de Covid-19 : pour se protéger contre le coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, est-il préférable de se faire vacciner ou d’attraper the disease ?

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The ideal is to combine the two, according to two studies recently published in the specialist journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

The first was made in Brazil Based on medical data on more than 200,000 people: among this (large) panel, there were patients in particular who had SARS-CoV-2 without vaccination.

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According to the researchers, patients in this group who received a dose of the vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, or Johnson & Johnson-Janssen) after their recovery benefited from “Great extra protectionCompared to people who have just been infected.

The second study was conducted using Swedish data : Shows that if previous Covid-19 patients have already developed natural immunity (lasting about 20 months) after infection, vaccinating these people can significantly reduce the risk of reinfection (about 66%).

Hybrid immunity, acquired by exposure to both infection and vaccination (…) It can provide long-term protection, including against new variantsExperts have suggested so far, 77.8% of the population (i.e. 52.5 million people) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19: 142 million doses of the vaccine have been administered.

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