A man from Nevada, who already had the coronavirus earlier this year just tested positive for the virus again, making him the first person alive to have caught COVID-19 twice.
He’s fine now, but it doctors aren’t very optimistic about how safe people are thought to be after they get the virus the first time.
Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, who was not involved in the research said:
“It’s a yellow caution light. There’s hardly an infectious disease doctor in the country who hasn’t encountered a patient who thinks they’ve had a second infection,” he said. “Whether that’s true or not, we don’t know. There are lots of respiratory infections out there.”
“It could be a one in a million event, we don’t know,” said Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who wrote a commentary with the study.