Why the U.S. Is Underestimating COVID Reinfection

Why the U.S. Is Underestimating COVID Reinfection

But because neither lab had saved her testing samples for genetic sequencing, there was no way to confirm her suspicion. But scientists’ understanding of reinfection has been constrained by the limited number of U.S. labs that retain COVID testing samples or perform genetic sequencing. Of 24 responses, fewer than half provided details about suspected or confirmed reinfection cases. In Nevada, where the first U.S. case of COVID reinfection was identified last summer, Mark Pandori, director of the state public health lab, said there’s no doubt cases are going undetected. Confirmation of reinfection requires genetic sequencing of paired samples from each episode to tell whether the genomes involved are different.

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