“The 2nd Time Was Worse,” Say Israelis Who Contracted COVID-19 Twice

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Motti Felman of Bnei Brak contracted the coronavirus three months ago and was recently diagnosed with it again and was hospitalized on Erev Yom Kippur.

Felman, 53, is in general good health and has no underlying medical issues, but is suffering from breathing difficulties this time around.

Other Israelis who contracted the coronavirus during the first wave and then became ill with the virus for a second time in recent weeks also said that the second time was much worse, Channel 12 News reported.

“I only had a few symptoms the first time,” Roi Elmaliah, 28, said. “This time I have fever, stomach pains, and severe muscle pains that keep me from sleeping.”

“I had only mild symptoms the first time like losing my smell and taste,” said Shira Hillel, 24. “It’s been much worse this time – I have weakness, headaches, and breathing difficulties.”

Hillel tested negative for the virus twice following her recovery and she thought she would be immune from getting it again. But then she started feeling muscle aches that were similar to what she had felt when she was ill with the coronavirus but she ignored it, not even considering that she contracted the virus again. She then started having bad headaches.

But it was only when her friend told her that she tested positive for the coronavirus that she decided to get tested as well and the results were decidedly not what she was hoping for.

There have been a number of other reports of people contracting the coronavirus for the second time in Israel and worldwide. Since the coronavirus is still new, researchers are unsure of the implications of the reports and how frequently the phenomenon occurs.

One issue that is clear is that a single vaccine for the coronavirus will not be sufficient protection against the virus and people will have to be vaccinated multiple times.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)




7 COMMENTS

  1. There is a medication, though, that everyone I know of, who has taken it, has seen fast results. Why it is ignored or worse, even in Israel, is beyond me.

  2. You got to go through the whole article of BS… And that everybody knows the test is so unreliable with 30%. Positives false negatives how would anybody know what they had the first time, or if they were cleared and if they’re having it now again…

    But go for the finish paragraph” all about pushing the vaccine” , which is a good not yet available and if it’s going to fail we’re going to need multiple shots… Not cuz the vaccine doesn’t work… Nice propaganda piece

  3. “One issue that is clear is that a single vaccine for the coronavirus will not be sufficient
    protection against the virus and people will have to be vaccinated multiple times.”

    Why? If all transmission is prevented area-wide for a fairly short time, the virus disappears
    from the area (until/unless it is brought back in from an outside source), right?

  4. HaLeiVi, you are right. Why is hydroxychloroquine out of the picture? And with so much going on in Eretz Yisroel isn’t it worth a try? It has helped many! WHY WHY WHY are they not using it there???
    The chances of getting Covid again, ch”V are extremely slim. I would think you have to live life carefully, but not worry about that.
    Joshua45, I have no idea what you’re trying to say. In general the commenters should try to clarify their positions with proper grammar 🙂
    Yeshuos to all; the Gelua b’karov.

  5. “Why is hydroxychloroquine out of the picture?”

    Because multiple randomized clinical trials have shown it to be ineffective against COVID-19.

    “The chances of getting Covid again, ch”V are extremely slim.”

    It seems that many if not most people lose their antibodies after a few months. That puts them as much at risk as someone who has never had the disease.

  6. ” If all transmission is prevented area-wide for a fairly short time, the virus disappears”

    True, but we aren’t willing to prevent transmission. We are more concerned with our alleged rights to not wear masks, to attend mass spreading events, and to open businesses as usual. Judaism is not about rights it is about obligations.