Viruses are a major health concern, and the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus has made it even more important to stay informed and take precautions. Recently, a virus expert has issued a warning about the possibility of “reinfection” with the virus. To help protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what to eat and what to avoid. In this article, we’ll discuss the warning and provide some tips on what to eat and what to avoid to help reduce your risk of reinfection.
Virus Expert Just Issued This “Reinfection” Warning — Eat This Not That
As the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts are warning that people should be aware of the possibility of reinfection. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, recently warned that people who have already been infected with the virus could be reinfected.
“We don’t know yet whether or not you can get reinfected,” Fauci said. “We know that there are some people who have been infected, and then they get reinfected.”
The warning comes as the virus continues to spread across the globe, with more than 10 million cases reported worldwide. In the United States, more than 2.5 million people have been infected and more than 125,000 have died.
In light of the warning, experts are urging people to take extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus. This includes eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding close contact with people who may be infected.
Eating a healthy diet is especially important, as it can help boost the immune system and make it more resistant to infection. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help keep the body strong and healthy.
In addition, avoiding processed and sugary foods can help reduce the risk of infection. Eating foods that are high in sugar can weaken the immune system and make it more vulnerable to infection.
Finally, getting plenty of rest is also important. Getting enough sleep can help the body recover from the stress of the virus and help the immune system fight off infection.
By following these simple steps, people can help protect themselves from the virus and reduce the risk of reinfection.
COVID cases are ising fast; even President Bioden has COVID. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the BA.5 subvariant is driving reinfections. “One of the key messages coming out of this moment is: If you are 50 or over and if you have not gotten a shot this year—in the year 2022—it is absolutely critical that you go out and get one now,” he said. What about everyone else? Read on to see how you can stay safe now that BA.5 cases are surging—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
“[BA.5] is the most immune-evasive—what that means in practical terms is that if you were infected three, four months ago, you can get reinfected,” says Dr. Jha. “We’re seeing high levels of reinfection. We’re seeing people who are not up to date on their vaccines, have a lot of breakthrough infections. But the good news here is that there are tools and vaccines, if you are up to date, if you get vaccinated recently, if you get an infection, if you get treatments, those continue to work really, really well. So, this is an area of concern, but we know how to manage this.”
“We’re still seeing protection against infection,” says Dr. Jha. “I mean, obviously protection against serious illness is still preserved, and that’s the good news. We’re still seeing some protection against infection, but not as much. This is the immune-evasive nature of this virus. So if you got your booster, let’s say last November or December, you don’t have as much protection against this virus as you’d like. So one of the key messages coming out of this moment is if you are 50 or over, and if you’ve not gotten a shot this year in the year 2022, it is absolutely critical that you go out and get one. Now it will offer a very high degree of protection.”
“I think it’s really important to remind people of the science, the public health science—and the public health science is very clear,” says Dr. Jha. “If you’re in a crowded indoor space, especially if it’s poorly ventilated, wearing a mask reduces your risk of infection and reduces your risk of spreading it to others. So we’ve got to continue to encourage people to do that. We’ve been doing a lot to make testing widely available. It’s a really good way of slowing down the spread and then encouraging people to get vaccinated and get up to date on their vaccines. And then obviously, as I said earlier, if you end up having a breakthrough infection, getting treated, because we don’t want people ending up in the hospital and treatments are working really well.”
“My view on this has been very clear, which is that local jurisdictions, cities, counties, states, should make decisions about mask mandates because communities are different, and their patterns of transmission are different,” says Dr. Jha. “That said, the CDC has very clear guidance on this as well through their COVID community levels. And the CDC recommendation is that when you’re in a high zone, that sort of orange zone as LA county is, people wearing masks indoors is really important and it really will make a difference.”
“This is a virus that is still evolving rapidly,” says Dr. Jha. “We’re still in the middle of this pandemic. Now, obviously we’re in a way better place than we were a year and a half ago, for instance, when the president came to office, think about where we were in January of 2021 versus now—much, much better. But we still have work to do. We’ve got to stay on top of this virus. We’ve got to keep building new generations of vaccines. We’ve got to make sure we have adequate treatments. We can get through this, but it is not if we take our eye off our ball, we’ve got to really stay focused and we are, and we’re staying focused on managing this.” Avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.