Rumor: Are Patients Immune after Recovering from COVID-19?

There have been media reports from China, South Korea, Japan, India, Thailand and Cambodia of people testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus after recovering from COVID-19. We have seen this question emerge in our Social Media monitoring in Thailand, on Twitter and YouTube, and your audience may be asking the same question.

The answer has huge implications for the spread of the disease, as well as misinformation that could contribute to fear and panic in the community.

This report takes you through the latest research on the issue and provides guidance on how to report on this challenging question.