COVID-19: London doctor denounces stigma linked to the disease

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Scientists are still working to understand the immunity of people who have had COVID-19, he added.

“What we do know is that studies suggest seven to eight days after someone develops symptoms – if this is a confirmed case of COVID-19 – they are unlikely to get a virus that will reproduce in a laboratory, “he said.

“We rid a majority of people of self-isolation, if they are confirmed cases, 14 days after the onset of symptoms.”

But how long their immunity lasts is still a question mark.

“We are still trying to understand how immunity can manifest for people with COVID – in other words, if you get it, are you immune for life, a few weeks or a year?” We don’t know yet, ”said Summers. “There is no indication that people with COVID will be easily re-infected.”

Kovacs said he has advice for people who say they want to get the coronavirus so they can “end it.”

“Having recovered, I am happy to have it, but I would not want to want to get it because I know patients who have died from it,” he said. “Until you get it, you don’t know what’s going to happen. ”

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