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Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months(File Photo via REUTERS)

Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:18 AM IST
A new research has provided some reassurance that swift cases of reinfection will be rare as scientists find antibodies persisting for long in those infected with Covid-19 previously
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)

Antibody drug might be able to prevent Covid-19 illness

AP |
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:14 AM IST
  • US drugmaker Eli Lilly recently did a study that showed her antibody drug might be capable of preventing Covid-19 illness in residents of nursing home and other long-term care locations.
A patient donating plasma at Susheela Tiwari Hospital in Nainital district. (HT Photo)
A patient donating plasma at Susheela Tiwari Hospital in Nainital district. (HT Photo)

Plasma therapy treatment yields mixed results in Uttarakhand hospitals

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Convalescent plasma therapy involves extraction of plasma from the blood of Covid-19 patients four weeks after they have been cured of their viral infection. The extracted plasma is injected into Covid-19 patients. The antibody that develops in a recovered patient helps other Covid-19 patients to fight the virus.
Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from COVID-19(Twitter/marylui27)
Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from COVID-19(Twitter/marylui27)

Indian scientists grapple with antibodies issue, say it may not guarantee protection from COVID-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Given that there are neutralising antibodies and also ‘simple’ antibodies, Indian scientists reveal that it may not be that useful to stop further spread of the coronavirus
(Twitter/WebMD)
(Twitter/WebMD)

Study reveals antibodies against coronavirus stay in body for 60-80 days

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Indian researchers understand coronavirus infection recovery and re-infection pattern better after study reveals that anti SARS-CoV-2 antibodies could remain for more than 60 days in the body
A sero survey helps the administration analyse trends and draft Covid management strategies.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A sero survey helps the administration analyse trends and draft Covid management strategies.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Third sero survey begins today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Sero surveys help to know the chunk of population that may have contracted the virus and recovered from the disease without realising it.
The antibody response is being closely studied by scientists worldwide for indications of how long-lasting immunity may be.(REUTERS)
The antibody response is being closely studied by scientists worldwide for indications of how long-lasting immunity may be.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 antibodies fade rapidly, raising risk of lost immunity

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 06:54 PM IST
While the protective role of antibodies against infection isn’t fully understood, they are generally considered a good representation of some protection against infection in general, according to the report.
Health workers get ready at a COVID-19 testing center in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 27, 2020.(AP)
Health workers get ready at a COVID-19 testing center in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 27, 2020.(AP)

Lab-grown antibodies could block Sars-Cov-2 virus: Scientists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Scientists in the Netherlands and Israel have separately created antibodies in the lab that can neutralise Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, to prevent human cells from getting infected.
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