The antibody in question was easily induced in rhesus macaque monkeys and provided broad protection against not just COVID-19 and variants but other SARS viruses.

How can we prevent future SARS virus outbreaks like with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19? The answer may be in inducing antibodies that are effective against multiple types of SARS viruses, according to a new study.

The findings of this study, published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Science Translational Medicine, shed light on these antibodies and can give scientists knowledge to make better and more efficient vaccines.

SARS-CoV-2, coronaviruses and COVID-19: The importance of antibodies
The start of 2020 coincided with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. First noticed in Wuhan, China, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is believed to be a zoonotic virus that has since been transmitted all over the world, infecting hundreds of millions with COVID-19 and killing an ever-increasing number of people.

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