The recency of COVID-19 has made it difficult to fully grasp how human immune systems respond to the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Yet, in order to create an accurate picture of COVID-19’s impact on society, this information is critical, particularly for serological (antibody) testing. It is clear that humans are producing antibodies against this virus. However, we still need to understand the specific types of antibodies being made, and how long after infection can we expect our bodies to make them. Our D4P Fellow, Dr. Odaelys Pollard, will present data from “Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in patients with COVID-19,” which chronicles the antibody response from over 250 COVID-19 patients, and suggests a set of criteria for confirmation of infection.
Read the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0897-1
Data for the People (D4P) is a weekly, interactive web-series that invites ‘the people’ (all of our community members, worldwide!) to engage with relevant scientific research topics. Scientific research topics are presented by scientists in our communities— directly from the primary scientific literature — and explored in a way that maintains the rigor of the research, while eliminating the inaccessible jargon.
Explore past D4P webinars on our website: https://rockedu.rockefeller.edu/d4p/.