STATEN ISLAND, NY – A study from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine said even mild cases of COVID-19 could leave people with long, if not lifelong, protection against the virus.
Bone marrow samples from survey subjects showed some antibodies were present even 11 months after the infection had healed in some cases.
The researchers said antibody levels peak after infection and antibody-producing cells stay in the bone marrow and continue to secrete small amounts of antibodies that protect against reinfection.
In an effort to increase vaccination rates, New York City will send mobile vaccination buses to beach areas in all five boroughs this Memorial Day weekend.
Buses will be operational Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for people 12 years of age and older.
The bus will be available to Staten Islanders at 378 Sand Lane in South Beach.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced that the city’s home vaccination efforts will be extended to all people 75 years of age and older and people with disabilities. Call 877-VAX-4NYC to make an appointment.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down and we need information like never before.
How many new cases are there on Staten Island today? How many deaths? How many people have been released from the hospital?
What are elected federal, state and local officials doing to keep New Yorkers safe?
What other news are you interested in?
More importantly, when are we going to get back to normal, whatever normal is?
It’s almost too much to follow.
So every day around 4 p.m. Mark and I go to Facebook Live to give you all the information you need. You can then search for this written summary on SILive.com at the end of the day.
We’ll give you the numbers and all the latest news. We will answer your questions. We will follow your news advice.
We’ll also share the good news, how the Staten Island community is coming together in this time of crisis. Or we’ll just share this weird and unique pandemic moment with you, fellow Staten Islanders.
We are all in the same boat. We’re all going to go through this together.