According to a new study published on Tuesday this week, nearly every patient that has had coronavirus now has antibodies, which give governments a new insight into the problem.
In the study, it is pointed out that people who had recovered from COVID-19 can safely go back to work.
However, this study still didn’t receive any expert evaluation.
Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University in New York, who wasn’t involved in the study, said: “This is very good news.”
No one can tell for how long can antibodies protect an individual from reinfecting.
Doctor Florian Krammer, a virologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, conducted this study with 1,343 people in and around New York City.
The results show that patients with severe symptoms develop more antibodies. These antibodies work closely for disarming the pathogens of the virus, which down the road creates immunity.
He also says that having antibodies doesn’t meal full immunity to the virus and that some people may develop more antibodies than others. In other words, if your body doesn’t produce enough antibodies, the virus won’t be neutralized.
According to another study by Dr. Wajnberg said., there is even a difference in antibodies in patients after 20 and 24 days. The doctors now recommend doing an antibody test three weeks after the infection.
Dr. Wajnberg said: “I think literally everybody in New York thinks they’ve had it. People shouldn’t assume the fever they had in January was COVID -19 and they’re immune.”