Coronavirus survivors might not be getting “immunity passports”. The concept– which has actually gained some ground in Europe– is that passport holders would be unsusceptible to COVID-19 and able to return to society. However the World Health Organization warned Friday that there’s “no proof” of contaminated individuals developing antibodies that protect them against another infection, the BBC reports. “At this moment in the pandemic, there is inadequate evidence about the efficiency of antibody-mediated resistance to guarantee the precision of an ‘resistance passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate,'” WHO said in a declaration. In reality, the world-health body warned that passports could make matters even worse if holders “assume that they are immune” and “disregard public health suggestions.”.
Britain is amongst nations toying with the immunity-passport idea, per the Guardian, however the science seems far from certain. Many studies do reveal antibodies in the blood of COVID-19 survivors, but some antibody levels are low, which suggests that T-cells, another element in the body’s immune system, may be a vital element of recovery. “This is simply not a great concept,” he informs the BBC.