Coronavirus Immunity May Disappear Within Months, New Study Finds

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  • A new study has found that antibodies against coronavirus in patients who recover from the infection last only a few months before they disappear
  • In the first of its kind study, a team of researchers from King's College London evaluated more than 90 confirmed coronavirus patients and how their immunity changed over time after recovery
  • Of the total number of patients, 60 percent showed a strong immune respose after a few weeks of contracting the infection
  • The blood tests showed that even patients with only mild symptoms mounted an immune response to the virus
  • However, after three months, only 16.7 percent of those who developed immune response still maintained high levels of the coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies
  • After 90 days, many more patients had no detectable antibodies against the virus in their bloodstream