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Melbourne woman reveals she has contracted Covid-19 TWICE within six months

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Young woman reveals she got Covid TWICE in just four months – as top scientist warns everyone will likely get infected multiple times

  • Influencer Alexandra Duffin tested positive for Covid in Sydney on January 3
  • Also Covid positive in Melbourne back in October – when she was unvaccinated
  • Ms Duffin joked on social media that could get Covid for a third time – in Perth










A Melbourne woman who is fully vaccinated has revealed she recently contracted Covid for a second time within the space of four months.

Influencer Alexandra Duffin, who has 67,000 followers on TikTok, confirmed on Monday she has tested positive again and is now isolating.

‘As you will remember I tested positive for Covid back in October,’ she said in the clip, which has been viewed almost 190,000 times.

‘I was really sick and posted my whole journey on TikTok.

‘I then got vaxxed and it kept coming back as negative. I then knew Covid wasn’t in my system anymore.’

Melbourne influencer Alexandra Duffin, who has 67,000 followers on TikTok, confirmed on Monday she has tested positive again for Covid

Melbourne influencer Alexandra Duffin, who has 67,000 followers on TikTok, confirmed on Monday she has tested positive again for Covid 

Ms Duffin went onto share how during a trip interstate post Christmas saw her situation change dramatically. 

‘On December 27 I tested negative before flying to Sydney. I then started to develop symptoms and tested positive on Monday (January 3),’ she said.

‘I am now isolating in Sydney.. what’s next, Perth?

‘Covid two, Alexandra nil. I am doing OK, let’s start this (new journey).’ 

One person commented online that Ms Duffin was likely to have contracted the Delta strain of Covid-19 last year – and this time round Omicron – a statement she agreed with.

She also called out the popular belief people can only contract the virus once. 

According to Healthline, immunity to Covid-19 can last between three months and five years.

After a person acquires any virus, the body’s immune system retains a memory of it.

Antibodies then recognise foreign substances, before using T cells help to also recognise pathogens. 

In turn, Killer T cells kill pathogens and B cells then create new antibodies when the body needs them.

On its website, NSW Health says that if someone who has previously tested positive to Covid comes into contact with someone with the virus within one month following their infection will generally not need to self-isolate or get a test – unless they have symptoms.  

Ms Duffin confirmed to her TikTok followers she tested positive for Covid on January 3 - and is now isolating in Sydney

Ms Duffin confirmed to her TikTok followers she tested positive for Covid on January 3 – and is now isolating in Sydney

Soon after arriving in Sydney from Melbourne on December 27, Ms Duffin developed symptoms for Covid

Soon after arriving in Sydney from Melbourne on December 27, Ms Duffin developed symptoms for Covid

And according to a world renowned scientist, every person will likely catch Covid more than once during their lifetime.

Professor Francois Balloux, a geneticist from University College in London, warned although vaccines tend to perform well against severe disease, hospitalisation and death, the jabs weren’t always effective against stopping infections.

‘This is not an easy message to convey…essentially everyone will eventually get infected by Covid in the near future, and likely more than once in their lifetime,’ he said, according to Yahoo News.

He also believes measures such as wearing face masks would prolong the pandemic by delaying some people getting infected.

Immunity to Covid-19 – what you need to know:

  • Immunity is the body’s ability to protect people from getting sick when exposed to an infectious agent such as a bacterium, virus, parasite or fungus
  • Bodies naturally produce a variety of different cells that fight invading germs. Some of these release special proteins known as antibodies into your blood stream
  • Natural immunity is the antibody protection bodies create against a germ once you have been infected with it   
  •  Vaccine-induced immunity after people are fully vaccinated with an approved or authorised Covid-19 vaccine

 Source: Johns Hopkins

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