We all know that the coronavirus is a relatively new virus and is still under-researched in the medical world.
It is difficult to follow what is true and what is myth, which directions to follow and which to ignore, given that the situation is changing day by day.
Therefore, we bring you 5 new pieces of information we learned this January about the coronavirus:
- There is a new type of virus
In fact, there are several, more contagious, types of coronavirus, and the world is currently trying to protect itself from a British mutation that is 56% more contagious than the common coronavirus. It has the same features as the previous one.
Existing vaccines are currently thought to be effective against new types of coronavirus.
- Allergic reactions to the vaccine are possible – but rare
Allergic reactions to the Pfeizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccine are rare, but in any case it is recommended to wait 15 minutes after vaccination to monitor the patient’s condition.
Anyone who has reacted to other vaccines they have received so far is advised to consult their GP before receiving the coronavirus vaccine.
- Can people who are vaccinated continue to be contagious?
Given that the pace of vaccine development has been rapid, it has not been fully investigated whether those receiving the vaccine remain contagious to the environment.
It is advisable to keep your distance and wear masks, at least until 20 days after the second coronavirus vaccination.
- Americans believe that pregnant and lactating women should be vaccinated
In December last year, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued the first official guidelines for coronavirus vaccination for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The conclusion was that although no research has been done on this group of women, they should be vaccinated. However, opinions are divided.
- The virus can penetrate directly into the brain
It is true that every day we have a lot more information about the contagion of the virus, so the latest research says that the virus can penetrate directly to the brain, not just to the lungs.
Studies “suspect” that the virus causes a range of neurological symptoms, including covid dementia, dizziness, and disturbance of the balance center. However, this does not apply to all patients.
It is important to know that experts are still learning about the new coronavirus. This information is the result of previous research, which means that changes in facts and measures are possible as scientists discover new information about the virus.