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A new study has shown that the risk of being infected with the coronavirus is reduced
Dr Surya Kant Professor and Head Department of Respiratory Medicine, KGMU ,UP, Lucknow; National Vice Chairman IMA-AMS.,  06 June 2021
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A new study has shown that the risk of being infected with the coronavirus is reduced considerably for up to 10 months following the first infection. The prospective VIVALDI study published in The Lancet Health Longevity evaluated over 2000 care staff (aged <65 years) and residents (>65 years age) at 100 long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in England between 1st October 2020, and 1st February 2021. The aim of the study was to see if there was an association between the baseline SARS-CoV-2 antibody status and subsequent infection in them. Blood samples were collected between June and November, 2020, at baseline, and 2 and 4 months thereafter and tested for IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid and spike proteins. Analysis of up to 10 months of data of follow-up from primary infection (assuming earliest infections occurred in March 2020) revealed the following key finding...
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