A 25-year-old man from Nevada tested positive in April. He recovered, and then tested positive again.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – With the US death toll from COVID-19 approaching 219,000, there is news of the first person in the country who contracted the virus twice.
According to a study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, a 25-year-old man from Nevada tested positive in April. He recovered, then tested positive again in June.
“We hope that someone who has already contracted COVID-19 has recovered,” said Dr. Elizabeth Ransom of Baptist Health. “If they were unlucky enough to face it again, one would wish recovery would be faster and the symptoms would not be severe.”
But according to the magazine, the man who was injured again developed more severe symptoms during the second case. The study also said it was a different version of the virus the second time.
Ransom said: “The science is not perfect at this point yet, so I think it is still important to play it safe and we don’t know for sure that if you have it you will not get the infection again.” Sure, it seems that this is very unlikely, But again, the science is not yet final. “
According to Ransom, like any infectious disease, the body must develop antibodies once you have been infected with COVID-19 to fight it in the future. However, it is not known how long the antibodies will last.
Recently, President Donald Trump said at a rally: “That’s the nice part.” “I passed it. Now they say I’m immune. I feel strong.”
Regarding the president’s claim that due to his COVID-19 infection he is immune, Ransom said, again, no one can know for sure.
“Science is not 100 percent if you can have it again or not. Therefore, we cannot say with absolute certainty.”
If you have the virus, Ransom said, you should still act like you are vulnerable. She said she still takes precautions like social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.