Those who recovered from COVID-19 were recommended to observe antiviral measures, since at the moment it is not known exactly how long immunity is maintained. This was announced by the expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria van Kerkhove.
In a video message published on the official WHO page on Twitter, the expert emphasized that specialists still do not have a complete picture of immunity after COVID-19. According to some studies, antibodies in those who have been ill persist for six months and possibly longer. However, “immunity will not last for life,” said van Kerkhove.
The expert commented on the reinfection cases as follows: “We do not know how often this happens.” Experts continue to work on finding out the causes of recurrence, however, according to van Kerkhove, in this area “there is still much to be understood.”
Earlier it became known about the factors affecting the production of antibodies to coronavirus. According to the director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg, it is necessary to adhere to the correct diet, since insufficient protein intake can negatively affect the production of antibodies.