Now that all restrictions for COVID safety are lifted and the Global dominant BA.2 subvariant has proven more transmissible replacing the Omicron, getting a second COVID booster is timely and lifesaving. It’s an option for extra protection for those who believe in the preventative benefits of the vaccine.
I got my booster October 2021, and if it’s true that COVID antibodies looses significantly it’s efficacy 4-5 months after. FDA announcement just came at the right time. I always knew, there is a need for two boosters per year because in reality, those who got COVID only has 3 months of antibody protection, after which another COVID infection is possible.
The Immunocompromised, who are they?
Those on Chemotherapy, those who had Solid Organ Transplant like Kidney and Heart Transplant, those with inherent problems with their immune systems ( Primary Immunodeficiency) and those receiving long term corticosteroids and immunosuppressants to control and treat their Illness ( Secondary Immunodeficiency).
But what many of us do not realize is that everyday Stress and it’s acute and chronic manifestations like Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Unhealthy Habits and Lifestyle, Obesity or Undernutrition, Diabetes, Hypertension can lower our immune system.
An example, when people are dealing with significant Stress, they can get Shingles ( Painful rash that follows nerve tracts) and Cold Sores caused my Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 because of decreased immune defenses, which BTW is not an STD.
Overall, Stress will make us sick Physically, Mentally and Emotionally. So it should not be a surprise or far fetch idea if Stress can make anyone vulnerable to contracting COVID. Stress can even kill by causing Heart Attack and Stroke.
And since Stress is my best friend or constant adversary at Work and Real Life Dramas, then it makes sense that I should be excited to get my second booster. And I am excited and thankful.
I intend to enjoy, travel and live well Spring and Summer and I couldn’t think of a better guarantee than getting my second booster. If my COVID defenses are now down to 50-60%, it can easily go up to 95% infection protection after 2 weeks post vaccination.
By now, we all should have learned how to be kind and respectful to one another regardless of our views and beliefs with COVID and Vaccination. And we should stop being Political about it because first of all, we are not Politicians, and second, those Politicians are not paying us a single cent to deserve our time and attention.
Fighting, Worrying, Anger, Frustrations and Negativity are forms of Stress. We don’t want to lower our Immunity and get sick, right? Politics and Politicians are not worth our Health, Life and Energy. Seriously, they are not worth it.