Walden: Can COVID-19 recur? Nobody knows.

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said researchers are trying to gain a greater understanding of COVID-19, but much remains unknown about the novel coronavirus. One big question is if those who catch it become immune.

“There are some viruses and diseases as you know that if you get them once, you build immunity and you’re done,” Walden said. “You’re never going to see that one again. We don’t believe that’s the case here.”

Antibodies do develop after a person has COVID-19, but Walden said the experts are still studying how much power those antibodies pack.

“They’re trying to figure out how long the antibodies last and how effective they are,” Walden said. “They don’t know the answers to that yet.”