Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: Implications for Vaccines

  title={Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: Implications for Vaccines},
  author={Jeffrey I. Cohen and Peter D. Burbelo},
  journal={Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  • J. CohenP. Burbelo
  • Published 18 December 2020
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Abstract Infection with SARS-CoV-2 has become pandemic and the duration of protective immunity to the virus is unknown. Cases of persons reinfected with the virus are being reported with increasing frequency. At present it is unclear how common reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is and how long serum antibodies and virus-specific T cells persist after infection. For many other respiratory virus infections, including influenza and the seasonal coronaviruses that cause colds, serum antibodies persist… 

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