Opinion | A Political Assault on Antibody Tests

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Checks for Covid-19 antibodies at the moment are accessible, however information stories counsel—and a few physicians are advising their sufferers—that antibodies might not present immunity. This assertion defies generations of immunology analysis and is a political assault on dependable exams.

Right here’s how the immune system works: On viral an infection, it reacts with two surges, “innate” and “adaptive” immunity. The innate response comes inside minutes to hours and triggers alarms that end in results throughout the physique akin to fever. Tissues and cells produce…

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