Recovered from COVID-19? When to be with People?
Do you know when it is safe to be with someone who has recovered from coronavirus?
Whenever there is news going around about someone recovering from COVID-19, the first thing that comes to anyone's mind is — is it safe to be with the person? How would his/her family members keep well?
In most of the guides, you would see they talk about, it is safe to be with someone 10 days after the person has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Important Note: For people, who have recovered from COVID-19 must wait for at least 10 days before coming in contact with family and friends and before going to public places.
The time for recovery from a COVID-19 infection varies from person to person. During this period different people might feel differently.
Experts suggest that even after recovering from COVID-19 and spending 10 days afterward, people must keep wearing masks in public places and must go with the social distancing formula while meeting people.
When it is safe to be with someone who has recovered from coronavirus?
Across the United States, and in other parts of the world, there have been speculations as to when it is absolutely safe to be with someone who has recovered from coronavirus.
While the recovery varies from person to person, everyone should follow the Trusted Source issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for anything related to coronavirus and related precautions.
Factors that decide when it is safe to be with someone recovered from COVID-19:
As suggested by experts there are several factors that decide when to interact with people around when you have been a past coronavirus patient and have recovered.
People who have recovered from COVID-19 can be with people around with any fear — if they have not had a fever in 24 hours (without fever-reducing medications). Ideally, they should wait until the improvement of symptoms.
People who are asymptomatic and have no symptoms should be around people only after 10 days when they have tested positive for coronavirus.
People with impaired immune systems must receive two consecutive negative tests (both at least 24 hours apart) before they start freely communicating with the surrounding people.
About the development of antibodies during COVID-19 infection:
Experts suggest that if you have been infected with COVID-19, your body will remain immune to catch the infection for a certain time. But there is no proof of -- for how long these antibodies will remain in your body.
Your body’s immune system responds quite differently when you get infected with the coronavirus. The stars releasing a protein called antibodies that fight these viruses eat it, out, and protect the body it is in. the antibodies make sure that the virus does not get a chance to multiply and remain alive forever in your body. This will mean that the coronavirus will eventually die-away. Further, even when you recover, your body keeps the memory of these antibodies, and they remain in your body for a considerable period.
Antibodies that the immune system produces while fighting different viruses last for different periods of time. As far as COVID-19 is concerned there isn’t any proof of how long these coronavirus fighting antibodies remain in the body. This still needs to be tested. Experts approximate speculations that these antibodies remain for around a year.
Precautions even if you have developed antibodies after recovery:
So, even if you have developed these antibodies and after recovering from COVID-19, you must take precautions when meeting other people as advised by the experts.
You should avoid visiting anyone's place or meeting them indoors. Experts suggest that when a group of people indoors, the virus can spread more easily than otherwise. So, the safest way to meet somebody when it's an emergency is to meet outside. Meet them with masks on and maintain a safe distance of six feet. Experts suggest that the chances of one virus catching the other around a distance of six feet. People who have recovered from coronavirus should also avoid hugging, kissing, or any exchange of utensils — that can be dangerous.
When the Social Distancing Rules were Relaxed:
We have seen an uncalled-for surge in the number of positive cases in the United States, and around the world since the social distancing guidelines & rules were relaxed. People considered it an improvement and started gathering, celebrating, partying, and having social events. And, that led to this surge.
People must adhere to the guidelines from the Governments & from the experts. They must wear masks and follow social distancing norms. Adhering to the suggestions as given by your physician and the health authorities can only save you as of now. People must get used to this -- it’s the new normal. If you care about your family & friends, you should take proper precautions -- whether you have recovered from COVID-19 or not.