CHINA’S COVID-19 REINFECTIONS; DUBIOUS TEST KITS
Surviving a COVID-19 infection is no guarantee that one has developed immunity and will thus be immune to another bout with the deadly virus, as a Chinese study showed that between 5% to 15% of the cases are reactivated.
In an article carried by Bloomberg News on May 7, 2020 by Charlie Zhu and Tongjian Dong, researchers said recovered Chinese patients may test positive again, with Wang Guiqiang, director of department of infection at the Peking University First Hospital, claiming in a press briefing on Thursday, May 7, that only some regions have registered 1% reinfection while others showed higher rates.
China doctors still do not know why reinfection happens particularly among recovered patients, but suspicion is rife that dubious test kits may be at play.
More than 82,000 people have been infected with the virus in China, with about 4,600 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.