Phoenix doctor says contracting COVID-19 won’t protect you from reinfection | Corona virus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona’s family asked people if they had tested positive for COVID-19 more than once. We have received hundreds of emails, messages and comments from people who have contracted the virus twice.

That came with mixed results. Some people said the second time wasn’t as bad, while others said the second infection was worse than the first.

Kevin Robertston is a father of Gilbert. He had contracted COVID in September, had a fever for a few days and ended up in the hospital after passing out.

Each infection gives the virus a chance to mutate, and omicron has an advantage over its predecessors.

Robertson was not well a few days ago and was sent home from work. He tested positive for COVID a second time on Friday night.

“I’m fine; I’m totally fine. I’ve gotten it before; there’s no way it’s going to get me again,” he said. “It sucks to say I got it again.”

He was not vaccinated after his battle with the virus four months ago. Robertson thought he had built up some immunity to it.

dr Valleywise Health’s Ross Goldberg says being infected doesn’t mean you’re protected from COVID-19.

“They build up some antibodies, but they don’t last very long. You can be re-exposed, especially if the virus mutates and changes from the antibodies you have,” said Dr. Goldberg.

The doctor says studies show that the reinfection rate is significantly higher in the unvaccinated than in the vaccinated. He says that a COVID-19 vaccination gives you better protection over a longer period of time.

“Having COVID patients in hospital adds to the stress when we are already busy at this time of year. It makes it worse as staffing shortages here are reaching unsustainable levels,” said Dr. Goldberg. “I’m worried. We’re going to see some spikes that we’re not ready for and I’m worried about what that will do for the system as a whole.”

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