Danish First Responder Company Study Reveals COVID-19 Antibodies Correlated to Frequent Patient Contact

Danish First Responder Company Study Reveals COVID-19 Antibodies Correlated to Frequent Patient Contact

A Danish emergency services company called Falck conducted a study, sponsored by Lundbeck Foundation, in collaboration with professors Henrik Ullum and Kasper Karmark Iversen from the Capital Region of Denmark and received approval for the study from the Danish National Committee on Health Research Ethics. This COVID-19 study centered reveals a correlation between frequent patient contact and positive antibody tests.

The Study

This first-responder company surveyed over 3,000 employees in both Denmark and its Scandinavian neighbor Sweden; the study included employees in the roles of EMS providers, firefighters, roadside assistance staff, office staff and other health care workers as well as voluntary participants for COVID-19 antibodies.

The study participants shared the number of daily patient or client contacts, ranging from 0 to 20 or more. Interestingly, the researchers discovered that frequent patient contact correlated with the likelihood of a positive antibody test. Of the total number of participants, 3.4% tested positive for antibodies. Participants continue to be tested for antibodies every other week till the end of the year.

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