What reinfections mean for COVID-19

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What reinfections mean for COVID-19



One of the key questions in predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is how well and how long the immune responses protect the host from reinfection.

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  • Kampf, Günter, Sebastian Lemmen, and Miranda Suchomel. 2020. "Ct values and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces." The Lancet Infectious Diseases. In this article Kampf, et al. review evidence, "Through a search of MEDLINE up to Oct 6, 2020, we identified six studies with original data on surface contamination with SARS-CoV-2."

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Iwasaki, Akiko. 2020. "What reinfections mean for COVID-19." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.


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