Covid: if you get sick on vacation, how many times do you get reinfected, virus and psyche

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1. What happens if you get sick on vacation or on departure?

2. How many times can you be reinfected?

3. What is the psychological reaction to the virus?

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1. What happens if you get sick on vacation or on departure?

The increase in infections just before the summer holidays and the abolition of safety devices, creates a feeling of insecurity especially in those who are planning a trip. What happens if you get sick just before departure or, worse, when you are in a foreign location? Travel protected by an insurance policy it has become a necessity felt by all.

With the pandemic, insurance products have changed and have the risk of epidemics and pandemics is also included in the coverage. Therefore, they are therefore able to intervene in the event that the traveler contracts Covid before or during the trip. There are specific policies that cover the expenses related to the cancellation penalties of a trip in the event that the traveler, infected, is forced to cancel the departure. The Covid coverage also intervenes if you get sick during the trip and you have to face medical expenses such as the purchase of medicines and assistance should hospitalization be necessary, in agreement, it is evident, with the limits provided and stipulated by the traveler.

If so, you are required to quarantine before returning, the policy does not protect the return to Italy, unless a transfer to a vehicle equipped for the transport of positive and asymptomatic patients is foreseen. However, there are coverages that intervene to reimburse any higher costs incurred as a result of quarantine. The advice of the experts is that before leaving for a foreign country, although there are no obligations, the Insurance declaration would be useful, i.e. a declaration of coverage in English in which all the terms of the reimbursements and the duration of the policy stipulated are defined. .

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2. How many times can you be reinfected?

The case of the Spanish health worker infected twice in a month, after 20 days and studied for this particularity by the Institut Català de Salut in Tarragona, makes news. Some studies indicate that theinterval between reinfections can vary from 90 to 650 days but there are also surveys that indicate 20 to 60 days. It would seem therefore possible to become infected several times in a single year. If immunity lasts 3-4 months after contracting the virus, it is possible to test positive even 4 times a year. With some exceptions such as in the case of the Spanish health worker.

These repeated infections depend onhigh contagiousness of Omicron which with its variants is able to pierce the defenses, both from a vaccine and from natural immunization. Fabrizio Pregliascoresearcher of Virology at the State University and health director of the Galeazzi Hospital in Milan Pregliasco explains that “the variants have shown that vaccine protection lasts 4-6 months, and is the same even in case of recovery after disease”.

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3. What is the psychological reaction to the virus?

Barbara Polettihead of the Neuropsychology Center of the Auxological Institute, Irccs, analyzed the results of various studies and research on the factors that can most affect the perception of risk and which are the symptoms that most manifested themselves during the pandemic.

People who worry easily overreact emotionally and feel helpless, they are more prone to perceive high risk. This can help, at least to some extent, their involvement in preventative behavior. More women than men are more concerned about the relative severity of the virus. Furthermore people with a lower level of education are more concerned about. A greater perception of self-efficacy in adopting preventive measures is associated with a greater perception of the severity of the disease but, at the same time, with a lower perception of individual vulnerability. Those who have an overall approach to the virus of great concern are those who have more acute post-traumatic, anxious and depressive symptoms.

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