Lancet study shows natural immunity to COVID lasts at least 10 months after infection
A new study shows how strong the natural immunity to COVID-19 is in people who have already been through the infection.
Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s COVID-19 forecasting team examined 65 studies from 19 countries.
The authors of the Lancet study found that people are protected from symptomatic illness for at least 10 months after COVID infection.
Protection against serious illness and death is still almost 90% after 10 months.
Researchers say that’s about as good as two vaccines.
They also say it’s enough, where most people probably only need one refresher a year.
That’s consistent with what the Food and Drug Administration is loosely encouraging right now, but no vaccination schedule has been set in stone.
There are still about 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day in the United States.
https://6abc.com/covid-19-immunity-10-months-natural/12830224/ Lancet study shows natural immunity to COVID lasts at least 10 months after infection