Good News for Immunity Against COVID-19
People who have recovered from the coronavirus may have immunity that lasts years, maybe even decades, according to a new study — the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. https://t.co/9k6uPS3vfo— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Disclaimer: This study has not been peer reviewed or published in a scientific journal to date, but the results are very promising for determining that those who have had COVID-19 do maintain immunity with only a very slow decline in immunity that may take months or years. This research mirrors the findings that survivors of SARS, also caused by a different type of coronavirus, still have immune cells at long as 17 years post recovery.
In the study, a small number of those infected did not have a long-lasting immunity after contracting and recovering from coronavirus which is probably due to the amount of coronavirus the person was exposed to. ‘Light’ cases would not generate as many antibodies as moderate to severe cases. Vaccines will overcome that aspect of immunity….Carol