COVID-19: 4000 SpaceX workers participated in a study! There are already results
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from overpowered! However, several studies have revealed some curiosities about the virus.
Elon Musk, leader of SpaceX and also Tesla, commissioned a study on COVID-19. After 4000 SpaceX workers are frequently tested, the results are now available.
To monitor the prevalence of the virus among SpaceX employees, Elon Musk commissioned a study on COVID-19 to test company employees. More than 4,000 SpaceX employees made themselves available for monthly blood tests. The study was carried out by researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The employees tested were from Los Angeles, Florida and Texas.
This week, some of the study's findings were published, suggesting that there is a certain limit of antibodies so that people can be immune to the virus.
Main findings of the study on COVID-19
As mentioned, the study was done on 4,000 SpaceX employees. Of the study population, 300 had already been infected. On average, employees were 31 years old, the majority of whom were male (92%).
Regarding the findings, the study reveals that those infected with mild symptoms of the virus are less likely to have long-term immunity.
Galit Alter, co-author of the study, said that "People can have antibodies, but that doesn't mean they will be immune." In practice, the study concludes that if there is a certain amount of antibodies, there may be lasting protection against COVID-19.
Despite this conclusion, the researchers also consider that the fact that the study population has a low average age may slightly distort the results. However, the results allow us to understand who is most vulnerable to the virus, and, as such, can help define who should be vaccinated first.