Do some people have hidden immunity against COVID?

November 20, 2020 5:29 pm

Over 50 million cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded globally — and yet only a handful of cases of reinfection have been documented

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Should we be worried by declining COVID antibodies?

October 27, 2020 1:19 pm

If antibodies were our only defense, surely we would be seeing vast numbers of reinfections?

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We may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought

September 3, 2020 8:38 am

Are we fearing a ‘second wave’ which our immune systems already have well in hand?

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Has this Brazilian city reached herd immunity without lockdown?

August 26, 2020 11:02 am

Perhaps it is time for governments to start looking at real world evidence, rather than just models

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Could blood plasma be used to treat COVID-19?

August 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Introducing novel drugs into everyday use has the potential to bring a huge amount of good — but also the potential to cause a great deal of harm

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The Oxford vaccine appears to have surpassed expectations

July 20, 2020 1:17 pm

The vaccine garners both an autobody and T-cell response which it is hoped may provide lasting immunity to the disease

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Is COVID herd immunity closer than we think?

June 30, 2020 9:17 am

A Swedish study found that 30 percent of blood donors had an immune response to COVID-19 in their T cells


Why hasn’t the second COVID surge led to more deaths?

June 23, 2020 7:36 am

There are four possibilities


How to work out the real COVID death toll

June 20, 2020 9:10 am

Figuring out the real infection rate is very difficult. Probably the best way is through antibody tests


The antibody test that proved my wife wrong

June 18, 2020 2:16 pm

If I complain of being tired, one of the kids will say: ‘What’s the matter, Dad? Another bout of coronavirus?’


Three reasons why a coronavirus vaccine might not be possible

May 23, 2020 10:14 am

Although it is important to mitigate loss of life wherever possible, we can never reduce risk to zero

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Could this antibody test offer Britain a route out of lockdown?

April 24, 2020 9:42 am

Over the next few days, testing kits are being sent to 20,000 randomly-selected households


Massachusetts study finds a third of sample have COVID-19 antibodies

April 20, 2020 9:44 am

Several studies suggest that COVID-19 is far more prevalent — and correspondingly less deadly — than has been widely assumed


COVID antibody test in German town shows 15 percent infection rate

April 10, 2020 10:37 am

Scientists randomly sampled 1,000 people in Gangelt