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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:10 PM

Immunity To COVID-19 Could Last Longer Than You'd Think

All around the world, there seem to be signs that immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, doesn't last very long after you're vaccinated.

Israel is now having one of the world's worst COVID-19 surges about five months after vaccinating a majority of its population. And in the U.S., health officials are recommending a booster shot eight months after the original vaccine course.

So, how long does immunity last after two doses of the vaccine? Six months or so? And at that point, how much protection is left over?

It all depends on which type of immunity you're talking about, says immunologist Ali Ellebedy at Washington University in St. Louis. Six months after your vaccine, your body may be more ready to fight off the coronavirus than you might think.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/30/1032520934/immunity-to-covid-19-could-last-longer-than-youd-think
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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:34 PM

1. What an interesting and informative article! I'm glad I took the time to read it all.

Thank you, my dear Jilly_in_VA!

It makes a whole lot of sense.

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:02 PM

2. Good stuff, thanks

The human body has some truly amazing capabilities.

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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:06 PM

3. That's the reason the 1918 flu was so much more devastating

to young people than older ones. Sometime before the younger people were born, 30+ years? the older people had encountered the 1918 virus-H1N1- and now had antibodies to it.

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