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Many people may be immune to the coronavirus.
Unconfirmed, the immune response, including duration of immunity, to SARS-CoV-2 infection is not yet understood.
This factcheck is based on a social media post from a Canadian Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In his post, the MPP praises the efforts of Canadian care workers, while also commending all Canadians for their efforts which have flattened the curve of COVID-19 in Canada.
However, he also claims that “some/many have either an inherent immunity or have been exposed and have developed antibodies and immunity”.
This is unconfirmed. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that the immune response, including duration of immunity, to SARS-CoV-2 infection is not yet understood.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also stated that “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection”.
US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers
World Health Organization (WHO): “Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19