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

The case is one in 23 million

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

Dana G Smith

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