Octogenarians also develop antibodies against COVID-19 infection

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(Figure Courtesy: Preprint at medRxiv; DOI: 10.1101/2020.08.10.20171413; 2020)

 

According to a study on COVID-19 recovered individuals, the neutralizing antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in octogenarians too. In a study performed at the Public Health England Hospital in London, UK, more than 500 residents and staff were tested. After five weeks, more than 80% of the residents were found to have developed antibodies in response to the virus, which included 82% of those over the age of 80. However, the team of researchers has cautioned that the potency of the antibodies to guard against re-infection is not clear at this point. The details of the study are published as preprint in medXriv and are yet to be peer reviewed.

 

Source: Preprint at medRxiv; DOI: 10.1101/2020.08.10.20171413; 2020