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Odds and Ends
11 5, 3:37am
Scientists just said people were tested positive more than once. They never said they were reinfected.
They were exploring many possibilities: false positives, reactivation of the same virus, reinfections, infection from another strain, etc. At the end they found out it was false positives. The test reacted to virus residus. BUT the scientists are not saying you cannot be reinfected. Just that those people were not.
If they had been reinfected, it would be more likely for others to be reinfected. They were not, so it's less likely for others to get reinfected.
What scientists say and what newspapers choose as simplified clickbait titles, that's two different stories.