Coronavirus: why do some people not get sick when they live with an infected person?

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Several answers are put forward.

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Published on 01/21/2022 at 16:07
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PWhy do some people not catch the coronavirus, even when they live with the sick, wonders La Voix du Nord.

Several explanations are in fact possible, explains the newspaper from the north of France:

-first, the negative person may have contracted the virus before asymptomatically and vaccination can greatly reduce the development of the disease and make it almost invisible.

-some also mention the possibility of a “super-immunity” in any case, a very strong immunity to this virus. In addition to the immunity conferred by the vaccine, we are indeed not equal in the face of covid: we know that genetic factors, but also age, the fact of having “comorbidities” or not can have an influence.

-a study published in the journal Epidemics, suggests that it would be more likely to transmit the virus to someone with the same blood group. Conversely, it could be transmitted less to someone in the family who does not have the same blood group. This could also explain that some in the same family are not infected.

-researchers suggest that having had a cold could also protect against infection with the omicron variant: a previous infection with a rhinovirus could indeed, thanks to T cells, block the replication of Sars-CoV-2. By comparing the data of around fifty people who lived in the same house as a person who tested positive, these scientists observed that those who had caught a cold before were less likely to contract the virus.

However, there is no absolute immunity: contact cases who live alongside positive people must continue to take precautions to avoid infection and continue to self-test regularly and apply some precautions to avoid infection. : respect barrier gestures, isolate yourself in separate spaces when possible, without forgetting to disinfect and ventilate your accommodation regularly.

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