COVID-19 Antibodies Protect for at Least Six Months, Oxford Study Shows

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  • A new Oxford study has found that people are "highly unlikely" to contract COVID-19 again for at least six months after an initial infection
  • The researchers noted in the study, which was published Friday, that antibodies against the SARS-CoV2 virus remain active in the bloodstream for up to six months
  • Findings from the study showed that 89 of 11,052 healthcare workers who participated and did not have the antibodies developed symptomatic infection after a few months, while none of the 1,246 participants with antibodies developed a symptomatic infection
  • The study was part of a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The researchers concluded that workers who did not have antibodies against COVID-19 were more likely to develop the infection