Kristen Sparrow • March 31, 2020
If we know who is immune it can help us to isolate and quarantine and make that aspect of prevention more “surgical” instead of hammer.
If so, researchers hope to learn whether people who had COVID-19 become immune to it, said Dr. George Rutherford, a UCSF infectious disease specialist.
There is not enough data to prove that antibodies mean you’re immune to COVID-19 — only time will tell — but experts said there is usually a correlation.
Dr. Michael Busch, Vitalant’s director and senior vice president of scientific programs, said antibodies are “critical” to eradicating infections and protecting people down the road from reinfection — which “guides the strategies to develop vaccines.”