Covid-19: are we better protected after an infection or after a complete vaccination schedule?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Many French people wonder, while more than eight million of them have already been infected. What is the best immune pattern, given the appearance of new variants?

THE QUESTION. The more antibodies we have, the more we are protected against Covid-19. Despite all the debate around the effectiveness of the vaccine, this statement is unanimous. But then, many Internet users wonder, between the protection acquired by means of the vaccine and the immunity conferred by the disease itself, known as “natural“, What is the best alloy for optimizing antibodies? Is the third dose and the arrival of the new Omicron variant a game-changer?

CHECKS. First of all, it is not entirely correct to pit natural immunity against that conferred by the vaccine. The immune response, whether triggered by infection or by injection, is always natural, explains Professor Gilles Pialoux, head of the infectious and tropical diseases department at Tenon hospital in Paris. However, the two cases do produce a different effect in the body. In the case of a Covid-19 infection, a large amount of virus …

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