Study shows 11% Pakistanis have developed protective immunity against COVID-19

A recent study conducted in 25 cities shows that almost 11 per cent of Pakistanis have already developed protective immunity against the coronavirus. The “National Seroprevalence Study” which was initiated in July this year by the Health Services Academy revealed that the population of urban areas and people up to middle age are more protected against the disease.

Seroprevalence studies are carried out with an objective to assess as to what percentage of population has developed protective immunity (antibodies) to the virus.

“The seropositivity was more in urban areas compared to rural areas; similarly those who had contact with Covid-19 positive person were more likely to have antibodies in their blood,” the study stated.

However, population in rural areas and senior citizens are at highest risk from a possible second wave of the deadly virus.

Source: Dawn