I’m still reporting on good news on COVID.
According to this morning’s Epoch Times - which is fast replacing the New York
Times as THE newspaper of record – a new 8-month study shows that those
who contracted COVID-19 disease still maintained strong immunity long after.
According to the study’s lead author, Rafi Ahmed, director of the Emory Univ.
“The study serves as a framework to define and predict long-lived immunity to
SARS-CoV-2 after natural infection. We also saw indications in this phase that
natural immunity could continue to persist,”
This is good news for those who have been tested positive for the presence of
COVID antibodies as it should reassure those who haven’t contracted COVID
that they have nothing to fear from those who have.
But the question is how long does it persist and how strong is the immunity?
According to Dr. Ahmed:
“We saw that antibody responses, especially IgG antibodies, were not only
durable in the vast majority of patients but decayed at a slower rate than
previously estimated, which suggests that patients are generating longer-lived
plasma cells that can neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.”