Coronavirus antibodies present in less than 10% of Americans, study finds

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Most Americans are still vulnerable to coronavirus infection, according to the findings of a study published Friday that echo recent comments made by a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study, published in The Lancet and led by University of Stanford scientists and Ascend Clinical laboratory, which processes lab tests for kidney dialysis patients, estimated that less than 10% of Americans have antibodies to the novel virus.

Researchers for the study analyzed blood plasma samples from 28,500 randomly selected dialysis patients who used one of the laboratory's 1,300 centers across 46 states, finding that only about 8% had developed antibodies. Adjusting for the general population, the researchers determined that about 9.3% of the public has antibodies.

However, the prevalence rate changed for different parts of the…
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