Covid-19 antibodies may provide immunity for at least 5 mont
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While some reports have come out saying antibodies to coronavirus go away quickly, a new study has revealed that the vast majority of individuals infected with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 mount a robust antibody response that is relatively stable for at least five months.

The study, published in the journal Science, found that this antibody response correlates with the body's ability to neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

Study findings are based on a dataset of 30,082 individuals, who were screened within the Mount Sinai Health System between March and October 2020.

The Mount Sinai antibody test detects the presence or absence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 and, importantly, is capable of measuring the titer (level) of antibodies an individual has.

By early October, Mount Sinai had screened 72,401 individuals with a total of 30,082 being positive (defined as detectible antibodies to the spike protein at a titer of 1:80 or higher).

Of the 30,082 positive samples, the vast majority of positive individuals had moderate-to-high titers of anti-spike antibodies.

"We were able to implement robust and compliant diagnostic tests at an unprecedented pace," said study author.

However, recently, a study from Imperial College London found that antibodies against Covid-19 declined rapidly in the hundreds of thousands of people across England.

Source: https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2020/most-people-mount-a-strong-antibody-response-to-sarscov2-that-does-not-decline-rapidly-pr
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