Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images
Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images

Hopes for coronavirus vaccine rise after Chinese scientists find infected monkeys developed immunity

  • Primates found to have developed antibodies after being infected with Covid-19 – a discovery that suggests the immune system will fight back against the disease
  • Scientists have been puzzled by case of patients apparently being reinfected with the disease, but this study suggests that may not be the case

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images
Rhesus monkeys were infected with Covid-19 as part of the experiment. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images
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