Remember when the ‘experts’ warned that there was no credible evidence of coronavirus reinfection, claiming the notion that patients can be reinfected with the virus is categorically absurd? Well, since then, it looks like the New York Times has published stories arguing everything from ‘reinfection is so rare as to make it a non-issue’, to signs that ‘lasting protection might be elusive for some’.
It’s just one more sign of how little scientists know about the virus, and the latest reminder that projections for workable mass-produced vaccines that are also “safe” is an incredibly high bar to set before the end of the year.
Still, the WHO’s official position is that reinfection is possible, and that has been the case since early days of the pandemic. There’s still a lot we don’t know, including the virus’s ability to infect pets/zoo animals. And now, researchers in Hong Kong have reportedly confirmed the first documented case of reinfection that meets certain scientifically rigorous standards.