Birmingham news Coronavirus infection gives 83 per cent immunity for five months MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - It is understood Covid gives an 83 per cent immunity for around five months - but reinfection IS still possible
Breaking News ! Coronavirus experts have discovered people who are infected with Covid-19 can have immunity for at least five months. It is understood Covid gives an 83 per cent immunity for around five months - but reinfection IS still possible. Public Health England has released its findings over people getting antibodies from infection as part of a new report labelled 'Siren'. A total of 44 potential reinfections were recorded among 7,000 people analysed as part of the groundbreaking study. Professor Susan Hopkins, senior medical adviser at PHE and the Siren study lead, said: "This study has given us the clearest picture to date of the nature of antibody protection against Covid-19 but it is critical people do not misunderstand these early findings. "We now know that most of those who have had the virus, and developed antibodies, are protected from reinfection, but this is not total and we do not yet know how long protection lasts. "Crucially, we believe people may still be able to pass the virus on.
. "Now, more than ever, it is vital we all stay at home to protect our health service and save lives." Prof Hopkins added: "It is good that it's protecting people, but it's not 100% protective, and therefore people still need to follow the rules, until we know more about this, on the durability of the response, and also understand better why some of these individuals have not responded, or is this particular to a certain group."
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Prof Hopkins added: "What's that saying to us is that prior infection looks as good as vaccine, at least at this time interval, which is very good news for the population, and it will help alongside vaccine to give a level of immunity in the population that will start to reduce transmission. "What we don't yet know and what this study is setting out to do is to determine the durability of that response. "Overall I think this is good news, it allows people to feel that their prior infection will protect them from future infections, but at the same time, it is not complete protection, and therefore they still need to be careful when they're out and about."
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