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Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

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A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California.
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Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests.
This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines.
Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previously infected, and if people with immunity can pass on the virus.
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China COVID-19 cases surge to high in over 10 months; WHO team arrives

China COVID-19 cases surge to high in over 10 months; WHO team arrives

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China reported its biggest jump in COVID-19 cases in more than 10 months as infections in northeastern Heilongjiang province nearly tripled, underscoring the growing threat ahead of a major national holiday when hundreds of millions of people usually travel. Aggressive containment measures including lockdowns, travel curbs and mass screenings have helped China bring cases down to a fraction of what it saw at the height of the pandemic in early 2020. But the country has yet to be able to completely stamp out the disease, which has now killed nearly 2 million worldwide, even as COVID-19...
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