By Dr. Mallika Marshall

BOSTON (CBS) – Some good news for those who have recovered from COVID-19.  A new study finds that immunity may last years, even decades.  The news may also bode well for a vaccine.

Researchers at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology recruited 185 men and women who had recovered from COVID-19. They found antibody levels were generally stable, falling only modestly over six to eight months. The number of B cells, which produce antibodies, grew in number over time.

The researchers concluded that would likely protect most people from getting severe disease if they became infected with the coronavirus again for many years to come.

Dr. Mallika Marshall

Comments (2)
  1. JOHN J DUMAS says:

    It has been 17-18 years since the last of this type of virus and it seems like the newbie scientists are not transferring knowledge from the last one until disproven to this one, including the longevity of the immunity.

  2. What is the expected interaction of the COVID vaccine with those of us with an autoimmune condition like Myasthenia Gravis? Since MG is a neurological condition where the immune system attacks healthy tissue, thereby weakening skeletal muscles, including but not limited to, muscle coordination, breathing and vision this vaccine is very concerning to me. Please explain how this would work. Thank you.

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