Covid-19 Recovered Patients’ Immunity May Last Only A Few Months

Immunity to coronavirus in those who have recovered from the infection may last only a few months, two separate studies have suggested.

Scientists said that levels of antibodies depleted by as much as 23-fold in the three-month period after infection and, in some participants, became undetectable.

Boris Johnson previously declared antibody testing could be a “game changer” in the fight against coronavirus. Earlier in the pandemic, the government considered issuing health certificates to those who had contracted the virus.   

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The latest research suggests that people who have recovered could be vulnerable to a second infection.

Research carried out in China recently concluded that the antibody response is not sufficient to create lasting immunity.

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Not only do the results dampen hopes of long-term immunity in those who have been infected, but they also have implications for the development of a successful vaccine.

Originally posted at:telegraph

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