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Had Covid in the past 9 months? Your body has a chance against Delta

A single infection supplies antibodies for the better part of a year and reinfection can further boost immune response

Senior features writer

Whether you have had severe Covid-19 or an infection with no symptoms, you can expect to have antibodies to the virus nine months later, a new study shows (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24622-7).

At the start of the pandemic in February and March last year, researchers tested more than 85% of the 3,000 residents of the Italian town Vo’ for Covid-19. In May and in November 2020, they tested them again for antibodies against coronavirus.

They found that 98.8% of the people infected in February or March had detectable antibodies in November, in the study published in the journal Nature Communications on Monday...

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