Coronavirus news: Once infected you could have COVID-19 for life, warns expert | Science | News

Professor Gut said: “Infectiveness and the course of the disease are two different things.

“We use a method that is unable to distinguish between an active and inactive virus.

“Therefore, someone finding the virus after three, four, five weeks is news they have found the virus’ genome – an active virus is most likely not there.

“What causes an active virus? Specifically, clinical symptoms – as clinical symptoms subside, parts of the virus remain. Some viruses remain for life.”

Researchers are, however, focused on developing a cure in the shortest time possible.


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