Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research suggesting the virus could reinfect people year after year, like common colds. Blood tests revealed that while 60% of people marshalled a “potent” antibody response at the height of their battle with the virus, only 17% retained the same potency three months later.

Publisher: The Guardian | Author: Ian Sample

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antibody, immunity, infection data, and reactivation
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-12 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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