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Immune system 'remembers' coronavirus for 8 months post infection, shows study

Business Today | 23/12/2020 06:41 PM | Click to read full article

Your immune system will 'remember' coronavirus infection for at least eight months, a study has found. People who have recovered from COVID-19 have immune memory to protect against reinfection for at least eight months.

If exposed again, it will trigger a protective immune response through rapid production of antibodies. This might also indicate that coronavirus vaccines would continue to be effective for long periods, although, that is yet to be established.