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Opinion
Lisa Jarvis

Omicron Is Turning Out to Be a Weak Vaccine

Unvaccinated people who got Covid last winter have little protection from reinfection, and even vaccinated people might be vulnerable after only a few months.

Infection with Omicron doesn’t protect as well as vaccination.

Infection with Omicron doesn’t protect as well as vaccination.

Photographer: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

A silver lining to the inconvenience of a mild Covid-19 infection is that for most people it is followed by a honeymoon period — an idyllic time when the immune system is firing on all cylinders and preventing reinfection.

But all good things must come to an end. At some point, the surge of protective antibodies wanes.