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COVID Vaccine May Create ‘Terminator'-Type Antibody Response In People Who Have Had Coronavirus

Added 02-27-21 09:29:02am EST - “CBS Denver Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida shared his advice about the new questions being raised concerning whether or not people who've had COVID-19 need two doses of the vaccines.” - Stlouis.cbslocal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Stlouis.cbslocal.com: “COVID Vaccine May Create 'Terminator'-Type Antibody Response In People Who Have Had Coronavirus”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(CBS Denver) – New questions are being raised about whether or not people who have had COVID-19 need two doses of the coronavirus vaccines. CBS Denver Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida addressed it during his weekly question & answer session on CBSN Denver.

People arrive for COVID-19 vaccinations at a drive-thru setup at Coors Field on Jan. 30. (credit:CHET STRANGE/AFP via Getty Images)

“At this point the advice remains the same,” he said, referring to the vaccines which require two doses. “It’s going to be two vaccinations even if you have had COVID in the past. We just don’t know how strong and how long your immune response is from illness.”

Hnida did point to new research released in the past two weeks with a number of studies focused on the immune response to the vaccine in people who have already had COVID.

“It turns out, simply one single vaccine does wind up increasing the antibodies against COVID over a thousandfold. Not only is the antibody response large, it appears to generate a very strong and robust response in terms of being to able to fight off the things such as the mutated strains or variants.”

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