Getting Covid-19 twice: Why I think my patient was reinfected

“Wait. I can catch Covid twice?” my 50-year-old patient asked in disbelief. It was the beginning of July, and he had just tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, for a second time — three months after a previous infection. While there’s still much we don’t understand about immunity to this new illness, a small but growing number of cases like his suggest the answer is “yes.”

Publisher: Vox | Author: D. Clay Ackerly

TAGS
antibody, herd immunity, immunity, long haulers, and reactivation
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-12 (Modified: 2021-09-22)

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https://www.vox.com/2020/7/12/21321653/getting-covid-19-twice-reinfection-antibody-herd-immunity

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