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Antibodies Target Different Part of Coronavirus in Severe COVID-19 Cases

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The body’s protective antibodies against the novel coronavirus target a different part of the virus in severe cases of COVID-19 than they do in mild forms of the disease, and wane significantly within several months of infection, a new study says. According to the scientists, including those from Stanford University in the US, the findings shed new light on the links between the course of the disease and a patient’s immune response.

The research, published in the journal Science Immunology, found that people with severe COVID-19 have lower levels of antibodies targeting the spike protein used ...