As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, one question that has been on everyone`s mind is whether someone can contract the virus again after recovering. The answer? Unfortunately, yes, it is possible to contract COVID-19 again after recovering from it.

A study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases found that people who had previously contracted the virus were susceptible to reinfection. The study analyzed the results of 96 people from Hong Kong who had previously contracted COVID-19 and later tested positive again. It is not yet clear how long immunity lasts after a person has recovered from COVID-19.

It is important to note that while it is possible to contract the virus again, reinfection rates are still relatively low. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been only a few confirmed cases of reinfection worldwide, and the likelihood of reinfection is thought to be low for at least three months after initial infection.

Experts are still trying to determine why some people can be reinfected, while others develop immunity after their first infection. It is possible that the degree of immunity a person develops after their first infection may depend on the severity of their initial illness. It is also possible that different strains of the virus could lead to reinfection.

One thing that is clear is that it is important to continue following public health measures even if you have already had COVID-19. This means wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding large gatherings.

In conclusion, while it is possible to contract COVID-19 again after recovering, it is still relatively rare. More research is needed to determine how long immunity lasts and why some people are more susceptible to reinfection. The best way to protect yourself and others is to continue following public health guidelines, even if you have already had the virus.