08 Jan AiroAV Says: Can you be immune to coronavirus 8 months after infection? …
A group of researchers from different universities in the United States studied the immunological memory for SARS-CoV-2, the scientific name of the coronavirus, up to eight months after infection.
The scientists, who published the results of their research in the journal Science, simultaneously measured the presence of different antibodies during brief periods of those eight months.
The result? The researchers found that the antibodies behaved differently throughout this period; that is, some were more durable than others. So there is still nothing scientifically definitive regarding the immune memory for the coronavirus.
« It is well known that the magnitude of the antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 is very heterogeneous between individuals. We observed that the initial heterogeneous antibody responses did not collapse into a homogeneous circulating antibody memory; rather, the heterogeneity is also a central feature of immune memory to this virus « , explain the scientists in the study.
« Furthermore, this heterogeneity means that long-term longitudinal studies will be required to precisely define the kinetics of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, » they add.
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