Immunity passports threaten discrimination, fairness, and public health

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Immunity passports are likely to increase discrimination and threaten fairness and public health - and won't work for practical reasons. First and foremost, scientists do not yet know whether infection confers immunity or for how long; the serological tests so far developed are insufficiently reliable; the volume of testing required is not feasible; and no country has enough survivors of COVID-19 to boost its economy. There are also numerous ethical objections.


Writer: Natalie Kofler and Fran├žoise Baylis
Publication: Nature
 

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