95% of COVID-19 patients develop immune cells within 3 weeks
Nearly EVERYONE who recovers from coronavirus develops antibodies to it: 95% of patients had the immune cells within 3 weeks, Chinese study finds.
- Chinese researchers studied blood from 285 coronavirus patients
- Within the first week after diagnosis, 40% developed short-term antibodies, and 95% had them within two weeks
- All of the patients developed longer term antibodies within three weeks of infection
- It's not yet clear how long the protection from reinfection will last, but the study provides encouraging evidence that nearly all patients will have some immunity
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