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UK SIREN Study: 6,000 previously positive #Covid health workers studied, 44 reinfections found

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Health, Mutation, Northern Ireland, Reinfection, Science, Treatment, UK, Vaccine, Wales

“The Siren Study has collected a really important UK healthcare worker dataset to look at reinfection risk – a point of considerable ongoing concern to healthcare workers and the rest of us. Following over 6000 healthcare workers for 5 months through regular PCR and antibody testing, they conclude that infection confers protection of 76-87% to 5 months, calculated from the fact that 44 reinfections were seen in the previously infected group. Until now, the only other dataset in this sphere of which I’ve been aware has been a large study in Qatar, reporting much lower reinfection, at 243 reinfection cases from 133,000 people studied (0.18%), so this UK study clearly puts the risk of reinfection much higher.”

https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-a-preprint-from-the-siren-study-looking-at-sars-cov-2-infection-rates-in-antibody-positive-healthcare-workers/

 

 

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