Large proportion of people who previously had corona have good antibody levels, Norwegian study shows

Corona test - self testPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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According to a study from the Hospital of Southern Norway and Telemark hospital, people who have had coronavirus have good antibody levels one year after they were infected.

The project leader for the study, chief physician Anne Kristin Møller Fell at Telemark Hospital, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that 96% of people had good levels of antibodies ten to twelve months after undergoing COVID-19.

A total of 400 people who were infected with coronavirus in the first wave or in December of 2020 participated in the study, which was conducted at the Hospital of Southern Norway and Telemark hospital.

Antibody levels

More than half of the study participants had the highest measurable antibody levels in both first-time and second-time tests, ten to twelve months after infection.

Previous studies from the United Kingdom and the United States have shown that people can be immune to the virus for six to eight months after being infected with the coronavirus. 

Most of the participants in the study were not seriously ill, but they also had antibodies.

“It is known that those who become very, very ill get high antibody levels. There has been some doubt among those who become less ill,” Møller Fell told the channel.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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