Covid-19 and our immune response
Is getting Covid-19, like getting pregnant?
One time exposure and you either are or are not pregnant. The answer is, NO!
You may be exposed to multiple people that may have Covid-19 in many different settings and many different times. Those folks may or may not have symptoms, but they sure are shedding the contagious particles. You are taking in those particles and you are becoming infected.
We could talk about infectious dose and viral loading, but your eyes would glaze over and mine would too. Think about it like this…You pick up a little bit here and little bit there over multiple days and at some point your immune system will become overburdened. It cannot fight the virus anymore. The immune system calls in reinforcements, but, the reinforcements cannot fight it successfully either.
Coronavirus, immune response, overload
We don’t know what this outbreak will do
Look, we do not know the long-term effects of this virus and it will continue to change as viruses do. Why do some have Covid toes? Why are blood clots forming? Why are we having inflammation in the heart and resulting heart damage? Why are we having continued joint pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, brain fog, rapid heartbeat, injury to the kidneys, and other things? We don’t know the long-term consequences and we don’t know if some of them are permanent.
Do what you can to protect yourself and your loved ones – Check CDC website
- Wear an effective, approved mask
- Wash your hands with soap and sing the Happy Birthday song twice
- Stay outside or have the doors and windows open
- Stay home if you are sick or have a fever, which is 100.4 degrees F or higher
- Take personal responsibility for yourself, your loved ones and your community