Antibodies

Total 11 Posts

Delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses will make supplies last longer but comes with risks.

7 min read
With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it is better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.

COVID-19 immunity: How long does it last?

5 min read
Long-term protection will depend on the β€˜memory response’ developed by our immune systems – and the initial signs are promising.

Are β€˜immunity passports’ a good idea?

5 min read
Vaccinated people may still transmit infection, and we need to gather evidence after the Covid-19 vaccines are rolled out to measure if vaccines can confer sterilising immunity and eliminate transmission.

Do COVID-19 antibodies fade more quickly in men than women?

4 min read
A new study has shown that there are sex-based differences in how we respond to the coronavirus.

Covid-19 – What we know now, and what I am surprised I don’t know.

6 min read
Dr Peter English answers some of the questions about Covid-19 you might still have about the pandemic that stopped the world 10 months on.

A new study suggests coronavirus antibodies fade over time – But how concerned should we be?

4 min read
Antibody levels naturally fade – the key question is whether infected people sustain adequate levels of T cells and B cells. Right now, we shouldn’t be overly worried. COVID-19 is a giant puzzle we are gradually unlocking.

Declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19 – Why the worry?

4 min read
If antibody levels drop dramatically after an infection, what does that mean for immunity? An expert explains how B and T cells contribute to immunity and why antibodies don’t tell the full story.
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