It seems coronavirus pandemic is going to impact the human population for a very long time. At least, the latest reports of coronavirus patients getting the infection twice, suggest that. Frightening, right? Every other day, we are hearing something new about this novel disease against which the human population has zero immunity. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: This Man Predicted Coronavirus 7 Years Ago On Twitter, Baffled Netizens Ask 'Did You Hack Twitter?'
Until now, coronavirus has affected over 1,37,000 people across the globe and has claimed lives of more than 5000. In India, a total of 102 people have got the deadly viral infection, COVID-19. Also Read - It was Just Mild Cold: Lockie Ferguson Glad to be Back Home After Surviving Coronavirus Scare
As per the media reports, in China, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, over 100 patients who were earlier declared fully recovered from the infection, later tested positive again. In fact, one of the patients who got the infection twice, died due to the same. The deceased was a 36-year-old man from Wuhan. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: Coronavirus Effect: Italian Man Practices 'Social Distancing' By Wearing Giant Cardboard Disc Around His Waist | Watch
Similar cases have been reported in other countries like South Korea and Japan too. According to researchers at New York University, it is absolutely possible that a patient can get novel coronavirus infection twice after being recovered completely, the first time. This is because the virus could remain dormant in the body with minimal symptoms. And then exacerbation can occur if the virus finds its way into the lungs.
On the other hand, some scientists are not ready to accept that reinfection is possible. According to them, patients who have reported reinfection must have been discharged from hospitals, the first time, too prematurely. They believe that a testing error can be blamed too. One of the scientists with such thoughts belongs to Hong Kong University’s School of Public Health. According to him, after getting the infection, your immune system develops resistant to it in the form of antibodies and therefore the chance of reinfection is quite unusual. It can happen only when your immune system is extremely weak or it is not functioning at all.
Whatever be the case, we must take precautionary measures in order to keep ourselves safe from the coronavirus. Prevention is always better than cure and this holds true especially in this case.