Am I the only person wondering whether recovery from COVID-19 would be a valuable attribute? Whilst there are suggestions that it does not guarantee immunity, it would surely provide immunity against the strain that did infect you.
And, to it's (il)logical conclusion... would it not be a good idea to send a few young, low-risk-of-death-and-complications doctors and nurses to (say) Wuhan or Milan to get infected, stay there until they are no longer infectious, then come back to NZ in time for the expected wave of hospital admissions? We'd at least have small cohort of clinicians who could (generally) be relied on to treat coronavirus patients, probably without the need for PPE.
There was case where someone tested positive again after already having recovered. But how many times has someone had a cold, only to then get another cold a month or so later?