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The relationship between the rate of decrease of antibody production and long term immunity

I am seeing a large number of COVID-19 articles which point to low levels of antibody production 2-3 months after infection. They all point to this being an indicator that infection may not provide ...
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Do coronavirus antibodies give you any immunity?

According to Coronavirus antibodies may not make you immune, WHO warns There is no evidence to suggest that recovered coronavirus patients and former asymptomatic carriers who have coronavirus ...
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Are false positives from Cellex’s Coronavirus antibody test systemic?

The FDA just approved the first antibody test for the Coronavirus, made by Cellex. The test has a significant false positive rate though (see here). Now for a lot of tests, false positives can be ...
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What does it mean when someone has Coronavirus antibodies?

I'm a bit confused reading articles like this: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/nyregion/coronavirus-antibodies-test-ny.html One of every five New York City residents tested positive for antibodies ...