Two X-ray images show how big the difference can be in terms of lung damage between corona vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The vaccine does not completely prevent possible infections with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, but protects against severe courses. Serious courses and deaths have been reported only in isolated cases. But one thing is for sure: the vaccine protects. That’s because whoever gets infected despite being vaccinated usually has a much less severe course than an unvaccinated person.
Experts assume that the proportion of people who become seriously ill despite having a full vaccine is slightly higher in the delta variant than in the alpha mutant, which had been dominant until recently.
difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated
Two X-rays show how big the difference in lung damage can be between vaccinated and unvaccinated people:
Yup. You can get COVID after vaccination, but it’s usually a mild illness
vaccine vaccine pic.twitter.com/GIcb5mJQz9
— Faheem Younus, MD (@FaheemYounus) 18 July 2021
Two distinctly different lungs can be seen in the X-rays shared on Twitter by Faheem Younus, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland. In both cases, the images come from a Covid-19 patient. One image shows significantly more shadows of light than the other. X-ray shows the lungs of an unvaccinated person. The white shadows are milk glass opacities that appear when the lungs are inflamed.
At the beginning of the year, doctor Brittany Bankhead-Kendall sounded the alarm: “After recovering from Covid, the lungs look worse than the lungs of smokers we have ever seen.”
There are striking differences between a healthy lung and a post-Covid lung.