Australian woman contracts COVID-19 twice in 4 months


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A fully vaccinated woman, Alexandra Duffin, has revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in four months.

The influencer, who has 67,000 followers on TikTok, took to the social media app to confirm the news in a video clip on Monday.

She added that she has been isolating since a recent COVID-19 test came back positive.

Duffin, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, said, “As you will remember I tested positive for Covid back in October.

“I was really sick and posted my whole journey on TikTok.

“I then got vaxxed and it kept coming back as negative. I then knew Covid wasn’t in my system anymore.”

The video has been viewed more than 190,000 times since she shared it.

Narrating how she found out, Duffin said, “On December 27 I tested negative before flying to Sydney. I then started to develop symptoms and tested positive on Monday (January 3),’ she said.

“I am now isolating in Sydney.. what’s next, Perth?

“Covid two, Alexandra nil. I am doing OK, let’s start this (new journey).”

The influencer questioned the popular belief that a person cannot contract COVID-19 more than once.

Healthline says that a COVID-19 survivor’s immunity can last between 3 months and five years.

According to the popular online health resource, immunity can occur naturally after developing COVID-19 or from getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

After a person acquires a virus, the immune system retains a memory of it.

Cleveland Clinic says, quoting pediatric infectious disease specialist Frank Esper, MD, that it is possible to contract the disease more than once.



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