Med School’s Mark Cameron provides insight about immunology of the coronavirus

What it means to be immune to the coronavirus

Mashable: Mark Cameron, an associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, spoke about COVID-19 symptoms and immunity: “The golden rule of immunology is if you are infected with a virus, get sick, and recover, you probably won’t get reinfected with the same virus,” said Cameron, adding: “This virus is teaching us new stories … We don’t know how long immunity might last, but this virus is unlikely to change so fast it will reinfect people or outpace forthcoming vaccines. … “We can count on the fact that the vast majority of COVID infections will cause immunity,” said Cameron, noting that a vaccine will then only add to the number of immune people.