"We also identified the specific cytokines that activate inflammatory cell death pathways and have considerable potential for treatment of COVID-19 and other highly fatal diseases, including sepsis", she said in the release.
They found 91.1% of those who had recovered from COVID-19 had antibodies against the virus months after infection.
Coronavirus is absolutely a new infection in people and people don't have immunity to the virus when the pandemic started.
This, the authors wrote, "represents major determinants of immune protection on an individual as well as population level".
Someone's behavior, or lack thereof, such as poor hygiene and careers such as those in health care could also contribute to superspreading events because of increased contact with many different people.
The researchers of the new study tested the superspreader question by focusing on four types of people: one with teeth and a clear nose; one with teeth and a clogged nose; one with no teeth and a clear nose; and another with no teeth and a congested nose. "But this latest study shows that there is some immunity in those who have been infected".
The analysis found that none with antibodies against the virus tested positive over the course of roughly seven months.
In addition, 76 staff members without antibodies tested positive for COVID-19, but did not have outward symptoms of the disease, while three of those with antibodies remained asymptomatic, according to the researchers.
Earlier this month a Research from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), Public Health England and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust indicated that a robust cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection.
In other words, there was a very slow rate of decline of these cells, demonstrating that they persist in the body for a very long time.
While the study has not yet been peer-reviewed, and the researchers said they need to do more studies to see if the immunity lasts more than six months, the preliminary results are promising news as scientists continue to develop vaccines for the virus.
Researchers at the University of Oxford say the findings should give some confidence to the more than 51 million people worldwide who have been infected with the epidemic.
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