Epidemiologist Explains Why Contracting Coronavirus On Purpose Is A Horrible Idea
An epidemiologist has broken down why deliberately getting infected with the coronavirus in a bid to become immune after recovery is a “really horrible idea right now.”
“It is all about how much we just don’t know yet,” warned Greta Bauer, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Western University in London, Ontario, in a column for The New York Times published Wednesday.
Bauer listed seven reasons why people should not attempt to contract the virus on purpose, noting how some people have considered avoiding social distancing or hosting parties where they can expose themselves to the disease.
Immunity “isn’t a sure thing” and “reinfection could be possible,” Bauer said.
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[Source: Huffington Post]