Coronavirus antibodies may last longer than previously thought

Coronavirus

A new study shows antibodies for COVID-19 may last longer than just a few months

(FOX NEWS) — Coronavirus antibodies may last for at least four months after a patient is diagnosed, according to a new study.

Researchers in Iceland measured antibodies in blood samples taken from more than 30,000 people, ranging from those without symptoms to people hospitalized with signs of COVID-19.

Researchers found antibody levels against the virus remained steady for up to four months in more than 90 percent of recovered patients.

In previous studies, antibody levels dropped sharply within a few months, which raised questions about immunity.

The results of the study were published Tuesday in the “New England Journal of Medicine.”


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