Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients lose antibodies faster: Study

Photo courtesy: Gerd Altmann on Pixabay
Photo courtesy: Gerd Altmann on Pixabay

A study conducted in Britain has found that asymptomatic COVID-19 patients seem to lose detectable antibodies faster than people who have exhibited symptoms. 

The study, published on Tuesday, is one of the largest of its kind and has been conducted by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori. 

The study also indicates that the loss of antibodies appeared to be flowers in 18-24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

The research was commissioned by the British government. The study involved 365,000 randomly selected adults administering three rounds of finger prick tests for coronavirus antibodies at home between June 20 and September 28.

The results showed the number of people with antibodies fell by 26.5 percent over the roughly three-month period. 

The study scaled up the figures to a nationwide level, concluding that this meant the proportion of the population in England with antibodies dropped from 6.0 percent to 4.4 percent.

However, scientists involved in the study have warned that there is still a lot that is unknown about people's long-term antibody response to the virus.

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