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Coronavirus reinfection cases: what we know so far – and the vital missing clues – The Conversation UK

Reports of reinfection shouldn’t be cause for alarm. If we gather the right data, they can teach us a lot about the immune response.



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As President Trump claims that he is immune to COVID-19 and isolated reports emerge of reinfection, what is the truth about immunity to COVID-19?
To date, there have been sixpublishedcases of COVID-19 reinfection, with various other unverified accounts from around the world. Although this is a comparably small fraction of the millions of people known to have been infected, should we be concerned? To unpick this puzzle, we must first consider what we mean by immunity.
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