COVID-19: 20% of people lose antibodies to the disease in a few months, says expert

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“The immune system reacted with a small level of antibodies and after a month or two there was no trace of these antibodies anymore,” said a Russian scholar.

Between 15% and 20% of patients infected with the new coronavirus lose COVID-19 antibodies within a matter of months after they have healed. The information was confirmed on Sunday (18) by Areg Totolyan, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Pasteur Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“Between 15% and 20% of those who recovered [da COVID-19] lose their antibodies. The immune system reacted with a small level of antibodies, but after a month or two, there was no trace of these antibodies anymore, “said the academic on a program at the radio station Rossiya 1.

Also this week, a study by researchers at the University of Arizona, USA, published by the scientific journal Immunity, claims that individuals infected with COVID-19 produce “high quality” antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 for five to seven months after obtaining the disease.

Russian health authorities confirmed on Sunday (18) 15,099 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 and 185 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Russia has recorded a total of 1.39 million positive cases and 24,187 deaths.

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