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Coronavirus immunity may only last a few months - according to new study

A new scientific paper conducted by the University of Rochester has shone some light on the issue A new scientific paper conducted by the University of Rochester has shone some light on the issue
Patty Aguilar | 13 July, 2020, 23:41

The research was conducted on 90 patients and volunteering healthcare workers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS foundation trust.

According to Business Insider, "The potency of the antibodies fell by as much as 23 times over the three months. and in some cases were undetectable at the end of that period of time". "As my patient's case demonstrates, these assumptions risk both their own health and the health of those near them".

"People are producing a reasonable antibody response to the virus, but it's waning over a short period of time and depending on how high your peak is, that determines how long the antibodies are staying around", Doores told The Guardian.

But Monday's research suggests immunity can not be taken for granted and may not last more than a few months, as is true with other viruses such as influenza.

"In the same way that these patients were surprised to have antibodies to Covid-19, we should NOT be surprised if any protective benefit is mild, or at least transient", he said.

It could have implications for vaccines, as Dr Doores said people's immunity "may need boosting and one shot might not be sufficient".

As long as someone has enough antibodies, they will be able to snub out new infections, giving them immunity.

Speaking on Sky News, Prof Robin Shattock of Imperial College London said a competing vaccine developed by his group could be available in the first half of next year if clinical trials go well. It was also stated that the level of antibodies needed by an individual to be considered "immune" is still unclear.

The results suggest that recovered patients can be re-infected with the virus, though further tests are necessary to confirm this, Wendtner said.

The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, likens the inability to establish immunity to the way the human body is unable to establish immunity to the common cold. However, antibodies are not the only way people can fight off covid-19.

The coronavirus strains that have been wreaking havoc around the world are similar to four that cause the common cold.

It also would mean that any protection from a vaccine may not be very long lasting and the vaccine may need to be reformulated every year. However, they said many of these antibodies do not have the same reaction with SARS-CoV-2.

"Most importantly, it puts another nail in the coffin of the unsafe concept of herd immunity", he told the Guardian.

"I can not underscore how important it is that the public understands that getting infected by this virus is not a good thing", he said. Some of the public, especially the youth, have become somewhat cavalier about getting infected, thinking that they would contribute to herd immunity. There is growing evidence, he said, that T cells produced to fight common colds can protect people as well. The scientists said the nanobodies either alone, or in combination with other antibodies, may find application for passive immunisation of patients with severe COVID-19.

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