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Updated on 26th June 2020
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This article on SCMP is a disgraceful piece of sensationalist journalism. It completely misrepresents the research results.
As I wrote in this post, if you are infected with Covid-19, either your body mounts an immune response, or you die of the disease.
This report, on the New York Times, paints a more balanced picture: that the immunity that you acquire from the infection "may last only two to three months, especially in people who never showed symptoms while they were infected". Immunity might last longer, for some, but in others it will not. This is in line with the many reports of patients getting infected more than once with Covid-19, typically after about two months.
Of course, this new information has several implications: