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Even if you are exposed to COVID-19 you may not have any infection. The following explains how one can be obtained, even if it is asymptomatic.
If you have not yet had COVID-19, you may not know if you have been in close contact with the virus. Maybe your co-worker or roommate was diagnosed. Still, did you have direct contact with them? Do you have an asymptomatic infection? There is no real way to know this, but whether you have an infection or not depends on several factors.
The New York Times explain that the important thing is not whether or not you were exposed to the virus, but how much. In fact, what the removal and use of masks guidelines are intended to do is reduce the amount of virus it comes in contact with; a shield against something you probably stumble upon at one time or another.
With the Delta variant combined and more than a year of pandemic life under the belt, it is very likely that we have interacted with the virus to some extent. Whether or not you have had the disease depends on your protective measures, the activity you were involved in, and whether or not the person who gave you the virus was a supercharger, a mystery that seems to be related to the of each person. genetics.
“It really is so transmissible that I think there are a lot of possibilities, depending on the speed of community transmission in your area (if you have a substantial or high transmission rate as defined by the CDC) that you may have been exposed to. “, contagion. disease expert Monica Gandhi explained a The Huffington Post.
When people are exposed, they will become symptomatically or asymptomatically infected or their bodies will fight the infection, which you probably won’t notice. Maybe if you feel down or tired and have been watching your symptoms closely, you may have been battling the disease.
Does exposure mean you have stronger protection against the virus? Scientists still don’t know the answer, though it would make sense if it were true. Certain studies they are exposing healthy young people to small amounts of the virus, hoping to understand how our bodies respond to these exposures and whether their immune systems become stronger on exposure. However, there is no way to know how the virus will affect you, especially considering the variability of the disease depending on who is infected.
At this point, we are all likely to be in close contact with the virus. However, an infection is likely to occur when we are most in contact with the virus. Measures such as the use of masks and social distancing can reduce the chances of getting the disease, but if you are in an interior space full of poor ventilation, the odds are the opposite. Vaccines are by far the most effective protection measures, even if advancing COVID-19 remains a possibility.
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