A paper suggests the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 wanes in the three months following infection and is dependent on the severity of the disease. The study has notable implications for vaccine design and disease management.
A bit confused about why this is news at this point. Don't we already know that antibody levels decline? As the researchers say, that means nothing in terms of memory B cells or T cell immunity.
Longitudinal observation and decline of neutralizing #antibody responses in the three months following SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans | #covid19 #immunity #SARSCoV2
A new paper shows the neutralizing antibody response to #SARSCoV2 is proportional to severity of illness, with longitudinal assessment, including a cohort of health care workers and collaborators
Important: Nature article suggests neutralizing antibodies to #COVID19 may fall over the 3 months after infection, particularly in mild infection & suggests vaccine boosters may be required to provide long-lasting protection.