HealthDay Reports: Is COVID-19 'One and Done?' Experts Ponder Odds for Reinfection
Experts share insight into whether COVID-19 reinfection is possible and what that might look like — whether it could be a milder case or even more debilitating than the first time.
FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Let's say you're one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who've contracted COVID-19, and you've been fortunate enough to shake off the virus and recover.
What happens when you encounter the COVID-19 coronavirus again?
Reinfection is a major concern among public health officials as the nation moves toward reopening the economy.
"We'd love to think we're basically one-and-done with this virus, so that if you're infected with the virus, you develop antibodies and the next time you encounter the virus it takes it and it removes it from your body," Jeffrey Shaman, director of the Columbia University Climate and Public Health Program, said during a HealthDay Live! interview.