Coronavirus: Research suggests recovery from Covid-19 may only grant immunity for a few months

We spoke to Dr Katie Doores, from King’s College London, who is the lead author of a new report on coronavirus antibodies and how long any kind of immunity might last. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

The research suggests that people who have recovered may only be immune for a few months. We began by asking her if the virus would become endemic – and whether we would ever be rid of it.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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