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Don"t panic about waning coronavirus immunity: Your T cells go to bat when antibodies disappear

Some studies suggest that coronavirus antibodies can fade within weeks or months. But that doesn't mean our immunity disappears. T cells identify and kill infected cells.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 1st, 2020

Coronavirus antibodies may disappear after mere months in some people, research shows. But it"s not necessarily a reason to panic.

We don't yet know how long coronavirus antibodies last. Recent research from Spain suggests they may disappear in some patients in a matter of weeks. Other studies suggest antibody levels decline after a few mon.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus antibodies seem to disappear after only a few months in many people. Here"s why you shouldn"t panic.

We don't know how long coronavirus antibodies last. Recent research from Spain suggests they may disappear in some patients in a matter of weeks. Other studies suggest antibodies last a few m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2020

Coronavirus herd immunity may be "unachievable" because antibodies disappear after a few weeks in some people

Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images A major new study in one of Europe's worst affected countries for the coronavirus finds no evidence of widespread immunity to the virus developing. Just 5% of Spaniards were detected .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 7th, 2020

Research is coalescing around the idea that coronavirus antibodies may last just a few months

We don't know how long coronavirus antibodies last. Recent research from Spain suggests they may disappear in some patients in a matter of weeks. Other studies suggest antibodies .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 9th, 2020

Sweden"s "herd immunity" hopes are fading as only a small fraction of the population has coronavirus antibodies

HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images Just 6.1% of the population of Sweden had developed coronavirus antibodies by late May, a lower measure than some of its health agency's earlier models had predicted. Unlike most European .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 21st, 2020

Coronavirus antibodies may disappear 2 to 3 months after people recover, a new study found

Thomas Peter/Reuters Coronavirus antibodies dwindled to undetectable levels after just two or three months for 40% of asymptomatic people and 13% o.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 18th, 2020

New research found coronavirus antibodies in over 99% of recovered patients. Here"s what science says about immunity.

Reuters The coronavirus has infected nearly 3.9 million people; more than 1.3 million have recovered.  A new study found that 99.8% of recovered coronavirus.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 8th, 2020

Covid-19 antibody testing kicks off in Arizona

Two Phoenix companies are offering drive-thru antibody testing that can indicate whether a person has been exposed to Covid-19 and developed antibodies against it, meaning that person has at least some immunity to the coronavirus. Also called serology t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 27th, 2020

A woman who recovered from the coronavirus tried to donate her plasma, but she barely had any antibodies. It highlights lingering questions about immunity.

Molly DeMellier 27-year-old Molly DeMellier donated her blood for the Mount Sinai antibody trial a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 23rd, 2020

The future of successful coronavirus response: Mass testing at work and in church and self-administered tests

There are still unanswered questions about the accuracy of some COVID-19 tests, the prevalence of antibodies among Americans, and whether those antibodies provide the kind of immunity safety net needed to protect people from future infections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 is engulfing prisons like San Quentin and it shows how letting the virus spread unchecked may only accelerate the death count and prolong the illness for those who manage to survive it

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The coronavirus has run rampant in prisons, especially San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area, and the unchecked spread may suggest that herd immunity.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 11th, 2020

Survey suggests 2.5% of Italians have COVID-19 antibodies, which would be 6 times more than the official count of cases

Antonio Balasco/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images A survey by the Italian government suggests 2.5% of Italy's population has coronavirus antibodies, or nearly 1.5 million people. That total is six times the confirmed COVID-19 tally of j.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 4th, 2020

You"re going to need more than one coronavirus shot. One dose of a vaccine probably won"t be enough, experts say.

A growing body of research shows that coronavirus antibodies may last just months. It's possible to get other co.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 26th, 2020

Investors cheer as two coronavirus vaccine candidates report T-cell responses, but findings are still early stage

At least two experimental COVID-19 vaccines produced a T-cell response in participants in early-stage clinical trials, which may indicate a more durable form of immunity than an antibody response......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 20th, 2020

Key Words: Despite resurgence in coronavirus cases, Trump says: ‘I’ll be right eventually — it’s going to disappear’

‘I’ve probably been right more than anybody else,’ President Trump told Chris Wallace during a one-on-one interview on Fox News......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 19th, 2020

Key Words: Despite surge in U.S. coronavirus cases, Trump tells Fox News: ‘I’ll be right eventually — it’s going to disappear’

‘I’ve been right more than anybody else,’ President Trump told Chris Wallace during a one-on-one interview on Fox News......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 19th, 2020

Trump admitted to mistakes in coronavirus response but doubled down on his predication that the virus is "going to disappear," says he "will be right eventually"

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday admitted "everybody makes mistakes" in response to the coronavirus, but said that he "will be right eventually."  "It's going to disappear and I'll be right," Trump told Fo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 19th, 2020

BofA On 3 Coronavirus Vaccine Frontrunners, The Remdesivir Opportunity And Antibodies

The markets are ready for a steady flow of up.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 17th, 2020

Key Words: Potential Biden running mate Bass says Trump administration is quietly ‘adopting a strategy of herd immunity’ for COVID-19

Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, criticizes what she describes as the Trump administration’s “rush to open up the economy” following coronavirus lockdowns......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 16th, 2020

Why researchers hope llama antibodies can be used as a treatment for COVID-19

Llamas carry an antibody that scientists have been able to turn into a powerful agent that kills coronavirus. Researchers hope that antibody can facilitate something called passive .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 16th, 2020