A recent point of contention and source of fear around the coronavirus has been the possibility of reinfection of those who have been previously infected and have recovered from the virus.
If reinfection is possible, it makes an end to the pandemic almost impossible until a vaccine is rolled out. This possibility began to scare governments around the world when 277 patients in South Korea seemed to suffer from a ‘reactivation’ of the virus. Fortunately, researchers at the South Korean CDC (Centre for Disease Control) and the WHO (World Health Organisation) have ruled out the possibility of reactivation. The tests were confirmed to be ‘false positives’, as the test in use was unable to distinguish between live and dead samples of the virus.
Regardless, as a precaution, the World Health Organisation has warned governments against using ‘immunity passports’ i.e. letting people reintegrate into society immediately post recovery from the virus.
Grade XII, Manav Rachna International School, Gurgaon
Krishaang is a curious and ambitious young man who wants to make a change in the world and leave his mark. He is a published writer and has taken part in and won many debates and group discussion competitions at all levels (from school to international).