We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through theASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory. Visit university updates for the most recent messages to the community.
Can I get COVID-19 again after having the vaccine?
Getting COVID-19 after you’ve been vaccinated or recovered is still possible. But having some immunity — whether from infection or vaccination — really drops the odds of this happening to you.
While there are no specific treatments for COVID-19 at this time, there are things you can do to feel better if you become ill. In the meantime, researchers around the globe are looking at existing drugs to see if they may be effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, and are working to develop new treatments as well. Clickhereto read more about COVID-19 symptoms, spread, and other basic information. And everyone should continue to mask indoors, avoid crowds, and follow other preventive measures. The CDC also recommends boosters for children ages 12 to 17 years. Right now, only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is authorized for this age group.
Combined with the vaccines and boosters, masks provide a one-two punch that reduces the risk of spread. Masks also provide protection for the wearer, even those who are fully vaccinated. They also stimulate other parts of the immune response, including T cells, which attack infected cells and recruit other immune cells to protect against severe illness. The part of the virus targeted by T cells was largely unaffected by mutations in the Omicron variant, so the T cell response in people who are immunized should remain strong.
Get the latest news on COVID-19, the vaccine and care at Mass General. Request a COVID-19 community presentationWe can answer questions and provide information to communities, businesses, and organizations to ensure you get the latest information about COVID-19. My prayers have been with everyone as the winter weather has impacted our local community as well as Texans statewide. Today we are announcing the rescission of the University’s facemask policy for classrooms and labs when used in academic settings. In other words, facemasks will be optional at Baylor – other than when requested in private offices – effective this Monday, Feb. 21.
Second, evidence is accumulating that booster doses are especially important for protecting against the Omicron variant; accelerating their rollout will help protect populations. And third, given public fatigue and the lessons of the past two years, finding the right combination of public-health measures will be critical. Due to the fear of asymptomatic transmission, if you don’t have symptoms of the coronavirus, you may want to sleep and use a CPAP in a separate bedroom, if possible, during this public health emergency. Members should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times to include beds in bunkrooms . This advice is consistent with the recommendation of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.