First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Reinfection Doesn’t Mean We’re All Doomed

The case is one in 23 million

Dana G Smith
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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People wearing masks go through ticket barrier at the railway station in Hong Kong.
Photo: Li Zhihua/China News Service/Getty Images

Scientists in Hong Kong reported today the first confirmed case of reinfection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been concerns about long-term immunity to the novel coronavirus, and several possible cases of reinfection…

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Dana G Smith
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental