Good news for vaccines? Covid-19 immunity lasts for at least eight months, Australian researchers say

Melbourne’s Monash University announced that a team of researchers found that antibodies guard against reinfection for at least eight months. Their paper,Β publishedΒ in the journal Science Immunology, is theΒ β€œstrongest evidence” yet that coronavirus jabs could be a workable solution to the health crisis, the university said. Previous studies suggested that antibodies to Covid-19 begin disappearing within several weeks or months. However, the new Australian research shows that specific cells within the immune system, called memory B cells,Β β€œremember” infection by the virus, and trigger a protective immune response by producing antibodies if re-exposure occurs.Β

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