Cleveland Clinic Study Indicates Healthcare Workers Infected with COVID-19 Unlikely to Benefit from Vaccination

Cleveland Clinic Study Indicates Healthcare Workers Infected with COVID-19 Unlikely to Benefit from Vaccination

Recent observational research at Cleveland Clinic involving employees found that once they are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, they are not reinfected with the virus, even if they are unvaccinated. This study indicates that one’s antibodies are working to protect individuals naturally against reinfection, meaning that a vaccine isn’t necessarily required. Conducted with 52,238 employees at the Cleveland Clinic, the study established a positive RT-PCR test equating to COVID-19 infection. 2,579 of the total in the study were previously infected, while 54% of the group never received a vaccine. None of the 2,759 employees were reinfected. The study authors concluded based on the results that once an individual is infected with the coronavirus, they are unlikely to benefit from vaccination. TrialSite reiterates the study’s limitations and hence the importance of not drawing any conclusions from this one study.

The study results have been uploaded to the preprint server medRxiv. The research reveals, however, according to a direct quote from the Cleveland Clinic, “Subjects previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 are unlikely to get COVID-19 reinfection whether or no...

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