South Korea is one of the few countries being applauded for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, as the measures it implemented supposedly helped to “flatten the curve” there more quickly than in other areas. But there’s trouble in paradise as new reports are showing that “recovered” patients are testing positive for the virus a second time.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) issued a statement following a formal investigation revealing that dozens of patients who were believed to have been “cured” either still have the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) inside their bodies, or are catching it a second time because it’s still showing up in tests.
“While we are putting more weight on reactivation as the possible cause, we are conducting a comprehensive study on this,” said KCDC Director-General Jeong Eun-kyeong. “There have been many cases when a patient during treatment will test negative one day and positive another.”
As we reported, a similar phenomenon was occurring in South China’s Guangdong province back in late February, as “recovered” patients there were succumbing to the virus more than once.
Also back in February, Japan had reported its first case of a person testing positive twice for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), prompting health officials to warn that the virus can remain dormant inside the body for a while before eventually manifesting in the lungs and causing problems.
“Once you have the infection, it could remain dormant with minimal symptoms,” says Philip Tierno Jr., a professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University. “And then you can get an exacerbation if it finds its way into the lungs.”
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Communist China hasn’t been counting asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus
While there have been a number of such cases in communist China as well, the regime there has been intentionally leaving them out of its official count. It’s also been leaving out all asymptomatic carriers of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), which has kept the numbers artificially low.
“I have no idea why the authorities choose not to count [asymptomatic] cases in the official case count,” one doctor reportedly told the media after experiencing a second positive coronavirus test in a patient who had supposedly recovered. “I am baffled.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) also announced that it’s unclear whether or not people who recover from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) actually develop the antibodies necessary to fight a second infection. This would explain why many people are getting it a second time.
“With regards to recovery and then reinfection, I believe we do not have the answers to that,” stated Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program, during a recent press conference at the group’s Geneva headquarters.
A preliminary study of patients in Shanghai found that some of them had “no detectable antibody response” while other did, an inexplicable anomaly that has no clear answer. Meanwhile, more than 300,000 of the roughly 1.87 million cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been identified around the world are said to have recovered, though more data is needed to determine how many of them actually have immunity.
“That’s something that we really need to better understand is what does that antibody response look like in terms of immunity,” says Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s lead scientist on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Sources for this article include:
- Most coronavirus patients develop “neutralizing antibodies” after recovery, but are they enough to head off another infection?
- Study: Patients still have immunity to coronavirus 6 months after testing positive
- Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells
- Coronavirus antibodies plummet by half in under 3 months after peaking – study