Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday he believes that most people who had the coronavirus will have “some level” of immunity.
“Now how long that immunity lasts, how strong it is, we don’t know. It might not last that long in certain people. It might not be that strong, so you can get reinfected but perhaps not get as sick,” he said on “Squawk Box.”
Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, was responding to a warning put out last week by the World Health Organization, which later clarified its position.
The WHO on Friday advised governments against issuing so-called immunity passports to people who have antibodies for Covid-19 to travel or return to work “assuming that they are protected against re-infection.”
“There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection,” the organization wrote in a scientific brief dated April 24.
In follow-up tweets Saturday, the WHO clarified…