Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have determined the period of retention of antibodies to coronavirus. The results of the study were published in the journal Science.
Experts concluded that the level of antibodies to COVID-19 persists for an average of about five months.
Such a period is possible if a person has suffered a disease in a mild or moderate form. Scientists recalled that antibodies can protect against re-infection with coronavirus or help to transfer it in a milder form in case of re-infection.
The study involved more than 30 thousand people who have had a coronavirus infection.
Earlier, a specialist at the Gamaleya Center, developer of the Sputnik V vaccine, virologist Anatoly Altshtein asked Russians not to look for all the symptoms of coronavirus. According to him, it is necessary to monitor only for high fever, cough, sore throat, feeling unwell and loss of smell and taste.