Korean Research Illuminates Re-Infection Question

Coronavirus News

Questions have lingered since the beginning of the epidemic about whether or not COVID-19 infection confers immunity. This question has been further muddied by early reports from South Korea and other areas at the beginning of the outbreak indicating that re-infection was being observed.

Today reports indicate that false positives are the most likely culprit:

Tests in recovered patients in S. Korea found false positives, not reinfections, experts say

SEOUL – South Korea’s infectious disease experts said Thursday that dead virus fragments were the likely cause of over 260 people here testing positive again for the novel coronavirus days and even weeks after marking full recoveries.

Finally the beginning of answers to the reinfection question.

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