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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:55 PM

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once -- but new strains have medical

experts on high alert

Itís very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection tell us that immunity to the virus isnít guaranteed and that vaccination could become a regular part of our medical care going forward.

There are about 50 confirmed cases of reinfection globally. Thatís far less than 1% of the 110 million coronavirus cases reported around the world. BNO News, a Dutch news site, is tracking reinfections at a global level; itís identified 51 confirmed cases of reinfection along with roughly 11,000 suspected or probable reinfections.

Reinfection is thought to occur when protective antibodies wane in people who have previously contracted the virus or in people who contracted the virus without developing antibodies.

For some infectious-disease doctors, this isnít a surprise.


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Pobeka Feb 19 #1

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:04 PM

1. 50 is a possibly a huge underestimate of actual reinfections -- more from the link:

... What we know about reinfection rates in the U.S. The federal government does not track reinfections, and so the number of reinfection cases in the U.S. is unknown ...

About 615 people in Colorado meet the CDC criteria for reinfection, according to a state spokesperson. ... In Washington state, there are 716 suspected reinfections, and one confirmed case.

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