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How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last After Recovering? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Recent studies have raised fears that immunity to the coronavirus might be fleeting, thus making potential vaccines ineffective. The reality of the science is more complex — and more reassuring.

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Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections.
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So many people are counting on a vaccine to help end the coronavirus pandemic that any hint of bad news gets a lot of attention. That’s proving to be the case for a series of studies examining how long antibodies persist in people who have been infected with the coronavirus.
Antibodies help ward off infections. In some diseases, they can prevent re-infe…

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