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- Nov 25, 2021
A new analysis using US Department of Veterans Affairs databases showed that reinfection is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality, hospitalization and a wide range of long COVID complications in individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 compared to those with no reinfection.
I had the urge to google to find out and there has been new or not so new study on COVID-19 reinfections that show that each time you contract COVID-19, it gets worse, not better. I was thinking about whether or not I needed to be concerned since I had been infected once by family(which most people have by now). With the latest information, at least the study on US Veterans which is not necessarily the same as general pop, but it says the study is typically on older white males.
The above is just one source of information about the new study, there was a few others I found while googling all talking about that study. It's not news that people died on their second COVID-19 infection as this has been happening since 2020.
Apparently the second infection is worse than the first, and the third is worse than the second, and the fourth is worse than the third and so on. The way I'll use this information is to continue to try and not get COVID-19, but I'll be more careful about not contracting it when I don't have to. I was thinking that because I've had it once, I'll be fine, but according to this, I still need to be careful about not contracting it again, in fact, more so than ever. The first time was pretty painful.
I'm not asking anyone else to change their thinking or ways, but for people that already contracted C-19 and wondering the same as me, it's best to try to avoid getting it a second time. The medical approach to COVID will evolve over time, but there is still limits on what is possible to counteract the damage in medicine. It says liver, kidney, brain, etc can all get damaged by COVID.