Besides this question, the other question that has been asked by many people was whether a person who has recovered from Coronavirus can be infected again or they become immune to the virus.
It’s good to note that there have been so many headlines coming from Asia with reports that people who had been infected but recovered had tested positive again for the Virus after being discharged from hospitals. South Korean officials announced 111 such cases as of April 12.
Covid-19 was only discovered a few months ago and doctors and scientists around the globe are still battling to answer a lot of question because this is all new to them too which leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions with possible, “We don’t knows”
According to an interview conducted by CNET with Yale Medicine’s Dr. Joseph Vinetz, immunity means that you’re “resistant to infection.” The Dr goes on to say that as much as most medical professionals have a clear understanding of what immunity is, they still do not know whether a person could be immune to Covid-19.
“So far, we’ve been able to test for antibodies that can indicate past exposure to the novel coronavirus. But, testing positive for antibodies just means you’ve had an immune response to the virus, not that you’re necessarily immune. A positive antibody test has meant immunity for other diseases in the past, but the World Health Organization has warned that scientists don’t know if this finding applies to SARS-CoV-2.” Dr Joseph Vinetz says.
Dr Vinetz goes on to say that the definite answer that he can give at the moment is a maybe because scientists around the globe are working around the clock to learn more about the various and answer some of the unanswered questions you may be asking.
The World Health Organisation recently pushed back widely circulated a theory that suggested that you can only be affected by the virus once saying that there is no clear evidence that suggests that recovered Covid-19 patients become immune to the virus.
Governments around the world are discouraged from considering proposals to reopen societies due to fear s of third waves of the virus.