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COVID-19 Daily Update — Can I Become Re-Infected?

In today’s video update, Dr. Andy Thompson talks about how the body’s immune system responds to viral infections and answers whether or not it’s possible to get infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for a second time. He shares insights gained from our experience with SARS-CoV, the related coronavirus that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003.

Dr. Thompson emphasizes the importance of antibody testing to supplement nasal swab testing, and identifies what sorts of people could have difficulty developing antibodies to the virus.

This video update includes a review of the latest cases and deaths in Canada’s provinces, and an analysis of the day’s global numbers.

Dr. Andy Thompson is a Canadian rheumatologist working in Arva, Ontario at The Arva Clinic (arvaclinic.com). He founded RheumInfo.com in 2003.