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Dear Readers: I recently ran a response from a reader named “Common Sense,” who stated that people who have had COVID-19 cannot become re-infected with the virus.

While I challenged this statement, saying “the jury is still out regarding how well — and how long — antibodies offer protection,” many readers strongly urged me to always point toward the science.

I completely agree! The CDC offers timely and frequently updated research and recommendations, which can outpace my publication schedule (

I hope that one day, if I repeat it often enough, readers such as “Common Sense” will exercise some common sense and follow the science.



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