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Coronavirus: WHO Cautions against’immunity passports’ for Regained patients

There’s now no evidence that those who’ve recovered from COVID-19 are then resistant to this disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) worried on Saturday, warning against using so-called”immunity passports”.

Several nations and companies have floated the notion of utilizing”immunity passports” or even”protected certificates” to permit individuals who contracted and recovered by the virus to return or travel to function, under the premise they are now shielded from another disease.

“On April 24, 2020, no research has assessed whether the existence of antibodies into SARS-CoV-2 confers resistance to subsequent infection by this virus from people,” it added.

In addition, it warns that the passports could raise the dangers of continuing transmission as”individuals who assume they’re resistant to another disease since they’ve obtained a favorable test result may dismiss public health information.”

The warning comes following Chilean authorities declared earlier this week they were contemplating using”resistance passports” to discharge individuals from lockdowns.

Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta Airlines also mentioned earlier that”resistance passports” may be employed to guarantee passengers it is safe to travel by airplane.