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Vaccine boosters could be necessary as soon as September

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  1. Amarok
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    Curious, I haven't heard any doctors say this yet. In fact most of the doctors I've seen talking about it are expecting some degree of lifelong immunity. This is based on the fact that SARS and...

    Curious, I haven't heard any doctors say this yet. In fact most of the doctors I've seen talking about it are expecting some degree of lifelong immunity. This is based on the fact that SARS and MERS patients who had those diseases sometimes decades before being exposed to covid still presented a high degree of immunity to covid. Patients in particular that had SARS a full 17 years ago were still showing immunity to covid. This looks more like chickenpox than the flu long term.

    That said, we can't say this for certain until 20 years from now when we measure people for their immunity. We can only say it's likely. It may be worth getting the booster in a couple of years just in case. I think we'd rather over-vaccinate than let the pandemic back out of the box we put it into again.

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