For those that have recovered from covid, don’t over do it because YOU COULD RELAPSE. Luckily, studies show that people are NOT contagious when they relapse.
I also wonder if it’s problematic that she donated plasma 8x. Maybe she was left with not enough antibodies?
[A second positive test after a negative result may mean the virus is simply taking its time leaving the body, doctors said, and is no longer able to infect others.
“It’s possible that people could shed remnants of the virus for some period of time. That doesn’t mean anything is wrong with them or that they are contagious,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
McKee said her doctors believe the virus went dormant after her first round of coronavirus, then reemerged.
While scientists still do not know the long-term effects of the virus, some experts have cast doubt that re-testing positive after having tested negative means that the person is still contagious, NBC News reported.
A study of 285 COVID-19 patients in South Korea who tested positive after having appeared to recover could not find evidence that the patients were still contagious, with viral samples unable to thrive in a lab.
“What we’re finding more and more is that the fragments of virus that are being picked up on these swabs weeks later are not able to replicate,” Dr. Ania Wajnberg, associate director of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, told NBC News. “They’re not live virus.”]