Designated survivors?

Some diseases, such as polio or measles, confer immunity on the sufferer once they are gone. But many medical observers fear this may not be the case with coronavirus, and that people who survive it may end up getting it again

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
26th April, 2020
Designated survivors?
Antibodies are the body’s way of remembering how it responded to an infection so they can attack again if exposed to the virus

As the number of people infected with the coronavirus inches towards three million worldwide, researchers and scientists are grappling with one of the most critical questions facing all countries fighting this pandemic: do people who survive the infection become immune to it?

The body makes antibodies when it fights an infection like Covid-19. Antibodies are the body’s way of remembering how it responded to an infection so they can attack again if exposed to the...

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