DECRYPTION – American scientists have studied the different mechanisms of the immune system of around 200 patients cured of Covid-19, including 43 infected for more than six months.
As the epidemic appears to be on the rise, there is good news in terms of individual immunity. According to a study conducted by a team from the La Jolla Institute of Immunology (San Diego, California) published in Science , people who have been sick with Covid-19 benefit from protection against reinfection for a period of at least eight months. “This is important and reassuring information which confirms that Covid-19 induces a relatively predictable immune response, says Vincent Feuillet, researcher at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center. At the start of the epidemic, there were questions about the duration of protection, and there was even talk of a very short response of three to four months. Finally, we are on a more classic pattern. “
American scientists have studied the different mechanisms of the immune system of around 200 patients recovered from Covid-19, including 43 infected for more than six months. Most developed moderate forms of
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