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WHO warned of the futility of the idea of “immune passports”
- April 29, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, representatives of the World Health Organization presented their report on the so-called “immune passports” – a special registration system for people who have already had a new type of coronavirus and thus have a certificate of immunity to it. It is worth noting that this initiative was proposed by several national governments of European countries at once, although, according to experts in the field of health, there is no real reason for it, since it has not yet been proven that a person who has had a coronavirus once received it immunity.
But still, many societies cling to this attractive idea about the possible availability of special documents confirming that a person is not a danger to others and that he can return to a normal and familiar rhythm of life. In particular, WHO today stated that these documents will in no way be able to reflect the real situation in the context of infection and foci, and therefore should not be taken too seriously – at least until the theory of immunity acquired against coronavirus will not be finally confirmed.
And taking into account the fact that some cases of re-infection with coronavirus have already appeared in the world, it can be assumed that the idea of introducing an immunity passport will be completely unnecessary, since the new coronavirus can make its own adjustments to the fight against oneself by traditional methods. Nevertheless, many national governments of countries around the world are actively advocating the introduction of at least some measure that could document the foci of infection and the situation as a whole.
It remains only to wait for further news and news regarding the WHO studies – since only it will depend on them how accurately and precisely the subsequent foci of infection will be determined. As for the idea with the introduction of the so-called passport of immunity, then to a greater extent the question relates to the introduction of the right type of documentation on a national scale.