Covid-19: New research suggests antibodies last 9 months

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A new study by Danderyd University Hospital and Karolinska Institute in Sweden shows that 96% of those infected in the spring still have antibodies after nine months.

Lead researcher Dr Charlotte Thalin told Radio Sweden the antibodies seem to protect from getting sick but also from getting infected again and spreading the virus to others.

The next phase of the research will compare immunity from vaccinations to the resistance caused by getting infected, the authors of the study said.

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