Via Nate Silver, some more good news on a “good news” sorta day. For weeks now, reports from China and Korea have been floating around that patients who got coronavirus and then recovered later went on to test positive *again,* raising ominous possibilities about what could be happening to them.
Had the virus inside them “reactivated”? If so, it would mean some “recovered” patients aren’t truly recovered and may be walking around infecting scores of other people.
Or had “recovered” patients cleared the virus from their system and then been reinfected?