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6 reasons why Corona can still be dangerous

Corona, or more precisely, COVID-19, can still be dangerous. Here's why one should not underestimate the risk despite vaccinations and immunity.

  1. High Transmissibility The SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 is highly contagious and easily spreads from person to person. It can be transmitted through respiratory droplets when coughing, sneezing, or talking, as well as through direct contact with contaminated surfaces.

  2. Severe Disease Progression While most people who contract COVID-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms, the disease can have severe or even life-threatening consequences for some. Older individuals and those with health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable.

  1. Long-COVID Some individuals, even those with mild symptoms, may develop ongoing complications after recovering from COVID-19. Long-COVID can impact various organ systems, including the lungs, heart, brain, and other organs.

  2. Virus Variants The SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned several variants, some categorized as concerning. These variants may increase transmissibility, intensify disease progression, or diminish the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments.

  3. Burden on the Healthcare System Severe cases of COVID-19 can escalate the demand for medical care, placing strain on hospitals and the healthcare system. This strain can impact the treatment of other medical emergencies.

  4. Long-term Effects The pandemic leaves lasting effects on society, the economy, and daily life. Restrictions and lockdowns have a sustained negative impact on people's quality of life and well-being.

While vaccinations, mask-wearing, and social distancing measures contribute to controlling the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial not to underestimate the risk of coronavirus infection. The cost of such isolation is high in many respects. Check our Covimedical Home Corona-PCR test for a quick determination of whether you are infected with the coronavirus or not. Learn more about our tests here.