If you have had COVID-19 already, are you protected from another bout of the illness? And is the presence of antibodies in your blood a guarantee of immunity?
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Expanding coronavirus testing is one of the most important tasks public health officials are tackling right now. But questions over accuracy of the two main types of tests have rightly caused concern.
May 6, 2020 • ~10 min
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Checking blood for coronavirus antibodies – 3 questions answered about serological tests and immunity
After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.
April 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next
Officially, not that many people have recovered from the coronavirus. An epidemiologist explains what has to happen for a COVID-19 survivor to get a clean bill of health.
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Here's what protection from coronavirus looks like.
March 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
March 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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