Dengue Fever May Provide Partial Immunity to Covid
How cool is this?
(If you’ve had dengue… silver linings)
Wow. Thanks Peggy. I contracted it during the last outbreak on the Big Island, Hawaii.
This is strictly associative, I would not read anything tangible into this at all. I could list 101 reason that could explain this , that would need to be controlled for if a real study were to be done. To be honest. as a scientist, I wouldn’t waste a moment on this. its an interesting association.. but its not science.
Any viral infection, or any infection or disease condition, can make you stronger or more able to deal with the next one. The more similar the pathogen is, and the more pathogenic, the stronger the association. Dengue is another positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus like hCoV-Wuhan, less similar but more pathogenic than the other hCoVs like hCoV-OC43 and hCoV-229E, so it seems plausible there could be some mechanism by which acquired immunity to Dengue works also to some degree against coronaviruses.