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Old 7th July 2020, 02:49 AM   #272
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Has there been a single verified case of it happening?

Even if we don't know with metaphysical certainty, it's a pretty darn good bet, and furthermore, even if reinfection is possible, is it likely? If a prior infection provides no resistance whatsoever, then we're all doomed anyway because a vaccine will be impossible.
I think it's reasonably safe to say infection and consequent antibodies will offer protection for at least several months. The shortest protective period I can think of is norovirus, which is 3-4 months. We know humans build short term resistance to other coronaviruses, so it's not illogical to think we will to Covid.
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