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Helping to establish when immunity occurs

A: Not for current challenges
E: A connection is helpful

Whilst many people are being tested for presence of RNA and for antibody production, select some populations for repeated testing of both and monitor symptoms and clinical signs and other evidence of likely source(s) of infection/ re-infection. This with a view to elucidating when immunity occurs. Maybe do the same in a control group, age and sex matched, to help interpret the findings. Groups that could followed include clinical staff, and long term care facility patients. This could perhaps be incorporated within mass testing, to answer 'when dose immunity occur and what are its markers?'.

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Bev Matthews May 24, 2020

Status label added: D: Ready to share

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Bev Matthews May 26, 2020

Status label removed: D: Ready to share

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Bev Matthews May 26, 2020

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Bev Matthews May 27, 2020

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Bev Matthews Jun 1, 2020

Status labels added: A: Not for current challenges, E: Requires a connection

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Bev Matthews Jun 1, 2020

Hello Philip, Thank you for your idea. My colleague Tom will forward to the team working on surveillance and they will be in contact if the need additional information. Many thanks Bev

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Bev Matthews Jun 1, 2020

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Tom Jordan Jul 22, 2020

Thanks again for sharing this Philip - I forwarded it to the team looking at surveillance studies. They are thankful though do note they have set up a number of similar studies helping to understand the role of antibodies. I will close this but we do greatly appreciate you posting this idea for us to check on.

Tom
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