Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread
do you have a source for the immune thing, because I heard otherwise that people who are infected don't become immune.
I'm in the UK and my brother is still planning on travelling to France soon.
But yeah the UK press loves fear porn. It's like when we get 'bad weather' and they all write about this intense storm that's coming, I think a lot of people want something terrible to happen here most of the time tbh. Or transport shuts down because of the wrong type of snow.
The British press is just great (sarcasm they're the worst.)
The Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital in Geneva said something about that in the German press. Here is a Google translation of what was said. The English isn't perfect but Google is doing a pretty good job here.
All the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) are working with that framework right now.
Are you immune after surviving infection?
Covid-19 patients develop antibodies after infection with the virus. "Neither did we expect anything else based on experience with other corona viruses, such as the Sars or Mers pathogens," says Isabella Eckert from the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital in Geneva. "However, we do not yet know how long this will last. If one assumes an analogy to the other corona viruses, one could assume a period of a few years: With Sars, for example, antibodies are detectable for three to five years."
Link to the German site: https://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/gesundhe....html#anchor11
Here is another translation from an Austrian site:
It is also currently unclear how long this potential immunity could last, is it?
"Yes, that's correct, it is different, with many viruses you are protected for life, but not with all. It depends on the formation of memory cells, but you can see with many diseases that the probability is relatively high."
Your brother traveling:
Brave. Fancy getting stuck in a foreign country right now
I used to live in the UK. The press is something else. And the Daily Mail is the world's worst paper. They post about 20 articles a day about corona atm. Even the comment section over there is telling them to take it down a notch.