Tag: antibodies

Is a covid-19 booster needed to maintain immunity for the immunocompromised or for the general public?

Is a covid-19 booster needed to maintain immunity for the immunocompromised or for the general public? The debate over covid-19 boosters has resulted in the US and Israel offering boosters based on the idea of waning immunity. Scientists are not buying the latest gambit from big pharma to increase their sales by having wealthy countries offer a third injection while many poorer countries have yet to offer their citizens the first dose. The WHO has voiced their concerns as covid-19 is an international problem. The idea of a booster was strengthened recently when an Israeli study showed that after 146 Read More »

Natural immunity to Covid-19 can last for years according to a recent study.

Natural immunity to Covid-19 can last for years according to a recent study. So, you’ve had covid-19 a few months ago and now a vaccine is available.   If you had Covid-19 a few months back, do you need the vaccine as well? There has been a lot of discussion about this since the antibodies may only be present for 3-6 months.   Once you have natural immunity, it should last for years, well past the time when the antibodies go away. This is because the body’s T cells will continue to recognize and protect us for years afterward.    T cells Read More »

Asymptomatic but infected with covid19; Those antibodies may go away but your immunity to covid19 will stay according to the NY Times.

Asymptomatic but infected with covid19; Those antibodies may go away but your immunity to covid19 will stay according to the NY Times. There is so much information coming out almost daily regarding immunity to covid19.  Immunity is a big public concern since there have been conflicting reports of whether the antibodies protect us from future infections. If we are unable to become immune, the fear is that we will be reinfected multiple times. According to a recent article in the NY Times, even if the antibodies in someone who had an asymptomatic infection go away, your immunity is there to Read More »