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Are recovered COVID patients more protected than the vaccinated?

Medical personnel wearing protective equipment treat a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care ward that has been converted from underground parking, at Rambam Hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, December 15, 2020. The underground facility originally built for a war emergency, can turn from a parking garage into a protected hospital within 72 hours and has been treating coronavirus patients since September 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Medical personnel wearing protective equipment treat a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care ward that has been converted from underground parking, at Rambam Hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, December 15, 2020. The underground facility originally built for a war emergency, can turn from a parking garage into a protected hospital within 72 hours and has been treating coronavirus patients since September 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Citing very preliminary data, Channel 13 reports that those who recovered from COVID-19 may be better protected from reinfection than those who received the vaccine.

Since May 1, 72 people who previously had COVID were infected again, accounting for 1 percent of confirmed new cases, while 3,000 who were vaccinated have been infected — 40% of confirmed new cases.

Some experts conclude that those who had COVID are relatively safe from reinfection. But other health officials counter that the data does not take into account that new outbreaks did not spread in areas that previously saw massive outbreaks during the pandemic, such as in the ultra-Orthodox community, reports Channel 13.

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