Covid-19 reinfection is real and could be worse the second time

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Covid-19 reinfection is real and could be worse the second time

This has implications for vaccine development because experts don’t know how long they will protect you

Senior reporter

If you’ve had Covid-19, don’t think you won’t catch it again, more severely.

Scientists say reinfection is possible, after a study in the US found a 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected twice.

The new study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, showed the man was infected within a 48-day time frame, while testing negative in between infections...

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