Moderna’s Covid vaccine ‘is effective against Kent AND California variants and triggers antibodies’

Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US, scientists say. And researchers also found the jab sparks Covid-fighting antibodies that stay in the blood for at least six months following a second dose. Evidence already shows the vaccine — deployed in Britain for the first time yesterday — works against the Kent … Read more

Moderna vaccine is effective against California variant and produces antibodies for least 6 months

Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the California variant and its protection last for six months, two new studies find. In one study, researchers from Duke University found that the antibodies generated by Moderna’s jab had about two times less neutralizing power against the strain that was first discovered in the Golden State. While … Read more

More than HALF of people in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to huge vaccination drive

Almost 55 per cent of people in England now have Covid antibodies, suggesting at least half of the population now has some immunity against the disease. A major Office for National Statistics (ONS) testing survey today revealed 54.7 per cent of people in England had the virus-fighting proteins in the week ending March 14, up … Read more

EU APPROVES plan for Covid ‘vaccine passports’ allowing free movement for those with antibodies

The EU has presented plans to issue ‘digital green certificates’ allowing its 450million people to travel freely across the bloc this summer.  The scheme, which will be discussed next week during a summit of EU leaders, will facilitate travel across Europe for people who have been vaccinated as well as others who have recently been … Read more

Florida woman vaccinated against COVID-19 gives birth to first-known baby in the US with antibodies

Florida woman who was vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy gives birth to first-known baby in the US with antibodies against the infection The unnamed woman, who is a frontline healthcare worker,  received one dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine when she was 36 weeks pregnant Three weeks later, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, who … Read more

Up to TWICE as many Americans have antibodies against coronavirus compared to official estimates

At least twice as many people in the U.S. may have developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus than official numbers suggest, according to a new study. Researchers looked at results of tests that determine if someone has been infected and if their body has produced immune cells that can protect them from being reinfected.   Results, … Read more

Covid-19: More than a THIRD of people across England have coronavirus antibodies, data suggests

More than a THIRD of people in England now have Covid antibodies as official data shows 75% of over-80s now have some immunity against the disease because of vaccine roll-out Office for National Statistics data up to March 3 show 34.6% of people in England have Covid antibodies  The proportion has jumped 77 per cent … Read more

COVID-19 antibodies appear to protect survivors from getting reinfected for at least three months

New evidence suggests that COVID-19 survivors who test positive for antibodies appear to be protected from reinfection for at least a few months. Researchers found that having coronavirus antibodies put people at a 10-fold lower risk of infection compared to those who tested negative for antibodies.  What’s more, this protection lasted for at least 90 … Read more

More than 40% of over-80s in England now have Covid antibodies

More than 40 per cent of over-80s in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to the vaccine roll-out, official figures have revealed.  Office for National Statistics data shows the elderly population — who were prioritised for the jab — are rapidly building up immunity against the killer infection.  The number of over-80s testing positive for … Read more

One in FIVE people in England tested positive for Covid antibodies at the start of February

Nearly one in five adults in England – the equivalent of 8.3million people – had coronavirus antibodies at the beginning of February, a major surveillance study revealed today. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) took blood samples from 30,000 over-16s across the country and found 18.5 per cent tested positive for antibodies, up from 10 per … Read more