“It is all about how much we just don’t know yet,” warned Dr. Greta Bauer, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Western University in London, Ontario, in a column for The New York Times published Wednesday.
Bauer listed seven reasons for not attempting to contract the virus on purpose, noting how some people had suggested avoiding physical distancing or hosting parties where they expose themselves to the contagion.
Immunity “isn’t a sure thing” and “reinfection could be possible,” said Bauer.
The long-term consequences of the condition on its victims was also not yet truly known, she added, cautioning “the virus could continue living inside you” and “even the young can be hospitalized.”
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