3 Things to Do When You Get Sick With COVID…Again

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In this self.com articleShanina Knighton, PhD, RN, CIC, associate research professor at Case Western Reserve University and executive director at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control, talks about how sleep is one key factor in keeping your immune system in tip-top shape.

3 Things to Do When You Get Sick With COVID…Again

Unless you are one of the lucky few who has dodged COVID completely since the start of the pandemic, you’ve probably been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, at least once. 

The heightened contagiousness of XBB.1.5—the latest omicron subvariant that’s significantly fueling new infections—has made it clear that, even if you’ve had COVID or been fully vaccinated and boosted, there’s a chance you’re going to get sick with the virus over and over again. Depending on the variant you’ve been infected with in the past, a new variant could potentially evade established antibodies, or even hit you a bit harder. On top of that, the vast majority of people are no longer practicing the precautions once widely used to blunt the spread of COVID. The result: The virus is still everywhere, so it’s important to take the possibility of reinfection seriously.

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