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WashU Research Shows COVID-19 Immunity Lasts

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that COVID-19 antibodies stick around for a while after even a mild case of the virus.

Dr. Rachel Presti (like zesty) of the research team says findings suggest that mild cases of COVID-19 leave those infected with lasting antibody protection

Doctors also found long-lived immunity in subjects’ bone marrow– a good sign.

More than 500 people volunteered for the study.

Researchers at the medical school in St. Louis got national recognition for these findings. Dr. Presti says the team was already working with immune research:

The team reports they found strong evidence for long-lasting immunity after COVID-19.

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