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Virus Expert Just Gave This Important Omicron Update

ETNT Health Logo By Alek Korab of ETNT Health | Slide 3 of 6: "What we've seen from the data is that if you get infected with any one of these variants, you probably have a period of immunity that's quite robust," said Dr. Gottlieb. "We don't know how long it is, but you have a period of immunity that's quite robust and you probably have as good if not better immunity against that subsequent variant as if you just vaccinated and never infected. So people who are infected with Delta probably have a pretty robust immunity against Delta. And perhaps it's as good if not better than if they were just vaccinated, never infected with Delta. But what we notice is that the vaccines provide the broadest possible immunity. So people with Omicron might have good protection against Omicron. They probably don't have as good a protection action against Delta."RELATED: I'm a Doctor and Here's the #1 Sign You Have Dementia

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"What we've seen from the data is that if you get infected with any one of these variants, you probably have a period of immunity that's quite robust," said Dr. Gottlieb. "We don't know how long it is, but you have a period of immunity that's quite robust and you probably have as good if not better immunity against that subsequent variant as if you just vaccinated and never infected. So people who are infected with Delta probably have a pretty robust immunity against Delta. And perhaps it's as good if not better than if they were just vaccinated, never infected with Delta. But what we notice is that the vaccines provide the broadest possible immunity. So people with Omicron might have good protection against Omicron. They probably don't have as good a protection action against Delta."

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