In a pre-peer reviewed release, the research team disclosed, “We observe a significant decline in the proportion of the population with detectable antibodies over three rounds of national surveillance, using a self-administered lateral flow test, 12, 18 and 24 weeks after the first peak of infections in England.”
The study was a joint effort between Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI, a market research firm. The results found that 6% of the test subjects had antibodies in June, and 4.4% had them in September, suggesting waning immunity.
“This is consistent with evidence that immunity to seasonal coronaviruses declines over 6 to 12 months after infection and emerging data on SARS-CoV-2 that also detected a decrease over time in antibody levels in individuals followed in longitudinal studies,” they wrote.
The UK’s Health Minister, Lord James Bethell, called the study a “critical piece of research,” and noted in a press release, “It is also important that everyone knows what this means for them — this study will help in our fight against the virus, but testing positive for antibodies does not mean you are immune to Covid-19. Regardless of the result of an antibody test, everyone must continue to comply with government guidelines including social distancing, self-isolating and getting a test if you have symptoms and always remember Hands, Face, Space.”
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