Some Hopeful Covid-19 Antibody News

The New York Times is reporting on new findings showing that immunity to the virus that causes Covid-19 could last years (maybe even decades). The study is a preprint, meaning it hasn’t been peer reviewed or published, which should be kept in mind when assessing the results. However, the Times reports that the study comes from reputable labs, and the data has been reviewed by other experts. If the findings prove to be accurate, this suggests that most people infected will be protected from reinfections for a significant amount of time. “We probably will not need to vaccinate people every year as we had feared, giving us a fighting chance to contain this pandemic once vaccines are distributed,” says New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli. Read her full story below.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

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Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that