Coronavirus Watch: A push for more specific COVID antibody tests

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When was your last COVID-19 shot and how much immunity do you still have?

Researchers are working on a new generation antibody test that would give a more precise measure of the level of neutralizing antibodies an individual has, possibly allowing people to better understand their current level of protection against the virus.

But as has been the case for most things related to COVID-19, research for the tests is complicated. Read more from Karen Weintraub here.

It's Thursday, and this is Coronavirus Watch from the USA TODAY Network. Here's more news to know:

See our COVID-19 resource guide here. See total reported cases and deaths here. On vaccinations: About 79% of people in the U.S. have received at least one vaccine shot, and about 67% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

– Cady Stanton, USA TODAY breaking news reporter, @cady_stanton

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