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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:30 AM

Patient in Nevada Marks The First US Case of Coronavirus Reinfection, Study Says

A young adult in Nevada was confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus twice, marking the first confirmed case of reinfection in the US, and the fourth in the world.

But according to the new case study, the 25-year-old Nevada patient developed more severe symptoms the second time he was infected. His case was published as a preprint on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and hasn't yet been peer-reviewed.

"It is important to note, that this is a singular finding," study co-author Mark Pandori, the director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said in a statement.

More plus links at https://www.sciencealert.com/lab-confirms-first-case-of-coronavirus-reinfection-in-the-us


Please note the bolded sentence, this is one case out of more than 3 million recovered patients in the US. It is far too soon to panic but it seems there is one actual case after months of fear mongering on Facebook.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:55 AM

1. Keep in mind this is one case.

Out of the several millions those who have been infected. People are freaking out over reinfection, but it really is a genuinely trivial problem.

Concentrate on what is known, what is valid, what is proven.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:17 AM

2. True. Plus I'm sure like I probably would if I got it, think your homefree

And probably wouldn’t be as careful because at the beginning they were talking antibodies and saying you most likely wouldn’t get it again. I think that’s understandable considering the information out there.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:09 AM

3. Okay, calm down.

While this virus is a serious problem, because it is "novel", meaning we have never encountered it before, it's simply not as virulent or deadly as it might have been.

A very large number of those who get infected are asymptomatic, meaning they are not sick and have no symptoms. Alas, they are often able to pass the virus on.

A relatively minor percent of those who are infected get very sick, and some of them die. It does seem as those who get very sick or die have various pre-existing conditions, such as being very old as in older than 85, or are morbidly obese. Go ahead and look up the definition of morbidly obese.

Younger people, and those not morbidly obese who get sick are in for the long haul. I have a personal friend who got this over 100 days ago and keeps on having relapses where he cannot get out of bed. He's in his early 50s, definitely not obese or even overweight. But he's been very sick for a very long time now. Not a good thing. If some significant number of those who are infected are like him, seriously ill, needing a lot of hands on care, think about how this will affect everything going forward.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:22 AM

4. Thank you for the reply

I am on emotional overload like most of the people in the country I’d think. You definitely put things into perspective. I certainly hope that person’s after effects are temporary and fully recover. Thanks again!

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