People who have had severe or long-lasting cases of COVID-19 are more likely to have high levels of an important antibody needed to fight against future infection, according to a Rutgers study. The findings were published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study was part of the Rutgers Corona Cohort study, which followed 548 health care workers and 283 non-health care workers from the start of the pandemic to better understand risk factors, antibody responses and symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The researchers found that, within 6 months of the start of the study, more than 93 of the total 831 participants – or 11 percent – tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or for antibodies. To read the full story.