Coronavirus: insights from a US study, could shorten the duration of the pandemic considerably | world

A new U.S. study assumes that the infection with other corona could cause virus an immunity against Sars-CoV-2. This would have far-reaching consequences also f

Coronavirus: insights from a US study, could shorten the duration of the pandemic considerably | world

A new U.S. study assumes that the infection with other corona could cause virus an immunity against Sars-CoV-2. This would have far-reaching consequences also for Germany.

< p > herd immunity of the population could lead to the end of the Corona-crisis* . For 70 percent of the population would be immune. According to a new study immunity rate in Germany, however, could be much higher than previously thought. Here you will find the basic facts to the Coronavirus, and the Corona-News from Germany. Also you can find here a variety of current case numbers in Germany as a card. Currently there are the following recommendations to the Corona-protection measures*.

Munich - relaxation in the Corona-crisis can only occur if the development of a vaccine* was successful, or about 70 percent of the population with the new Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 have been infected. So the scientific consensus in relation to the Corona-pandemic is. However, with regard to the second point - the so-called herd immunity* - could result in a new assessment, which could shorten the duration of the Corona-crisis significantly.

Coronavirus: US study with new findings - people to the harmless flu immune to Sars-Cov-2?

shows A US-laboratory study , which was published in the journal Cell, that for the development of a immunity not necessarily an infection with Sars-CoV-2 necessary could be. The infection with other coronaviruses , which have a Similarity to Sars-CoV-2, could be sufficient for the development of immune cells that provide immunity. Corona viruses are not in circulation and not necessarily the severity of diseases such as Covid-19 , but often just harmless colds.

if this tests out to be true, it could mean that the number of people with immunity* is in USA significantly higher than previously assumed. "If the immune response is also confirmed in epidemiological studies, could a sufficient prevalence of 20 to 30 per cent, of the exponential distribution to interrupt," says the virologist Prof. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for tropical medicine in Hamburg over the image.

+ The virologist Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for tropical medicine in Hamburg.©dpa / Daniel Bockwoldt

Coronavirus: immunity rate higher than thought? Look at Sweden could be the clarity. bring

In this case, a view of Sweden is highly interesting On the basis of the Swedish strategy in the Corona-crisis 20 percent of the population, there are probably already a Sars-CoV-2 infection immune. The theory of the study should confirm so you should notice in the infection numbers of Sweden in the coming weeks, a relaxation of the situation.

Schmidt-Chanasit also urges caution. The infection with a similar Coronavirus could also lead to more severe gradients of Covid-19. "There are diseases in which the immune response to a related pathogen by the immune cells is enhanced," the virologist* . The guesses need to be confirmed in further studies, in order to make a clear statement on the immunity against Sars-CoV-2 meeting.

*merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

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Updated Date: 08 June 2020, 00:34

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