Pandemic COVID-19 Could Be Prolonged by Waning Immunity
Although the messenger RNA vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna have contributed to mitigating the coronavirus pandemic, computational immunologists are concerned about numerous studies that indicate a steady decline in the production of antibodies among those who have been fully immunized. Recent interviews with scientists by the newspaper Nature suggest that over the next few weeks, the numbers of COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization could rise by more than 30% worldwide.
Therefore, the vaccine immunity is not holding up as well as desired, and this could extend the pandemic insofar as a continuous rate of severe illness continues. This means public health officials must stay vigilant, as well as continue to implement all measures to break the transmission chain, including wearing masks, social isolation, and booster shots.