The World Health Organization on Friday warned against presumptions that individuals who’ve recuperated from COVID-19 will always avoid being infected again.
In a clinical brief, the health organization acknowledged that some federal governments have recommended providing “resistance passports” or “risk-free certificates” to previous COVID-19 clients who are proven to have antibodies for the unique coronavirus in their blood.
Nevertheless, WHO kept in mind, “There is currently no evidence that individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and have actually antibodies are safeguarded from a second infection.”
” Since 24 April 2020, no study has actually examined whether the existence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 provides immunity to subsequent infection by this virus in people,” the brief added.
In addition, per WHO, lab tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies “need even more recognition to identify their accuracy and dependability.”
Antibody tests to determine the presence of past coronavirus infections have become more widespread in recent weeks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Thursday the preliminary outcomes of an antibody survey that found that 21.2%of New York City residents, and 13.9%of New Yorkers statewide, had evaluated favorable for COVID-19 antibodies. The study counted 3,000 people evaluated outside supermarket and other big box shops around the state.
” At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough proof about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to ensure the accuracy of an ‘resistance passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate,'” WHO’s quick concluded.
” Individuals who presume that they are immune to a second infection because they have gotten a favorable test result might ignore public health suggestions.