Can you get Covid-19 once you’ve had it? We ask the experts

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Can you get Covid-19 once you’ve had it? We ask the experts

While we worry about immunity and ‘immunity passports’, this is what those in the know have to say

Sanet Oberholzer

Given that Covid-19 is a new disease, there’s much that we don’t know about it.

Some of the world’s governments have reported that they’ve picked up antibodies in people who have recovered from the disease. Based on the assumption that they’d be protected against reinfection, they’ve suggested issuing these people with an “immunity passport” that would enable them to travel or return to work.

To get to the bottom of whether this would be feasible, we asked a trio of medical experts: “Is it true that once you’ve had Covid-19 you’re immune to it?”..

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