Protective antibodies fall 'quite rapidly' after coronavirus infection, finds study by Imperial College London
The study, which tested more than 3,65,000 people in England, noted a downward trend in antibodies in all areas and age groups, but not in health workers, which the authors say could indicate repeated or higher initial exposure to the virus
COVID-19 immunity: Declining and pre-existing antibodies, the concept of T-cell immunity and what reinfection could mean
Several studies have indicated the presence of robust T-cell immunity against the COVID-19 causing virus in people even after their antibodies were depleted
The research, published in the journal Cell, also shows that some SARS-CoV-2 antibodies bind to tissue samples from various organs, which could potentially trigger undesired side effects
COVID-19 immunity: Common element found in all SARS-CoV-2 human antibodies that neutralises the virus
Studying the 3D structures of two antibodies, researchers identified features that made them effective and promising for vaccine design.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Madonna says she tested positive for antibodies, plans to 'breathe in COVID-19 air'
Madonna has announced via Instagram that she has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, meaning that she has likely already been infected with the virus.
A major aim for innovators currently is designing multiple lab tests to be performed in one small, portable and rapid device.