“People who had mild COVID-19 have long-lasting antibody protection, according to a study by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. …..
“Last fall, there were reports that antibodies wane quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived,” said Ali Ellebedy, senior author of the study and an associate professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University.
“But that’s a misinterpretation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau. Here, we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. That’s strong evidence for long-lasting immunity,” he added.’
Meiling Lee, The Epoch Times, 1 June 2021
( https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/research-suggests-mild-covid-19-illness-leaves-behind-lasting-antibody-protection_3840082.html )
The research paper itself was published online in Nature on 24 May 2021 ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03647-4_reference.pdf )
My take on it.
If you were to ask a competent immunologist what happens normally in the advent of a viral infection, this is what you would have been told. These researchers are simply saying that SARS-CoV-2 has proved to be no different from what happens normally.
It is reasonable to ask why this was not the starting assumption for the formation of a public policy response. Eminent individuals certainly made that point at the time. Professor Cahill, if I recall correctly, was one.
It is reasonable to ask why this norm is still not informing public policy.
Again the question is Why?
And while we muse, the human immune system, perhaps our greatest personal asset, is under assault world-wide from a gene therapy injection program that is at best ill-conceived, and at worst malign. The human body is a lot smarter than any government. But it is not impregnable.