Can You Get the Coronavirus Twice?

Kat Anderson
May 12, 2020

Originally published on medium.com

“There is probably an interaction between age, between gender, and between underlying diseases that determines how you respond to this virus.”

We know we create antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

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It’s unknown whether the Korean cases are reinfections with the virus, reactivation of the same infection that may have gone temporarily dormant, or a problem with the tests themselves.

An estimated 30% of viral RNA tests used to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 can result in a false negative, so it’s possible the people were given the all clear when they were still infected.

“The field is evolving so fast that it’s almost impossible to put your finger on anything.”

We don’t know how long immunity will last, but it might depend on the severity of the infection

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