COVID-antibodies live in body for 9-10 months, new Italian study confirms

The incoming vaccine doses “should be more than enough to achieve immunity for the month of July across Europe”, said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Monday in a virtual meeting with presidents of Italy’s regions. [Shutterstock/angellodeco]

COVID-19 antibodies can circulate in the body for up to 9 to 10 months, a new study conducted in Vo’ Euganeo, one Italy’s first municipalities isolated as a so-called ‘red zone’ in March of last year and published in the scientific journal Nature has found, EURACTIV’s partner Corriere della Sera reported.

The incoming vaccine doses “should be more than enough to achieve immunity for the month of July across Europe”, said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Monday in a virtual meeting with presidents of Italy’s regions.

“The vaccination campaign is improving continuously and rapidly” and “the goal of 500 thousand doses per day is not far off”, explained Draghi, adding that the easing of restrictions will, in any case, be decided only on the basis of data related to the pandemic’s progress. (Daniele Lettig |EURACTIV.it)

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