Have you heard of something like immune passports in connection with the coronavirus pandemic?

Yes, there are such ideas. Chile was probably the first country to propose them. The authorities planned to create a document confirming that the person has had the COVID-19 disease and has antibodies, and therefore would not have to comply with sanitary restrictions, such as wearing a mask, quarantine or movement restrictions. This idea officially appeared in Germany as well, and it is also being considered in Great Britain.

Do you know when and if they will be introduced at all? In practice, however, no specific steps have been taken to implement immunological passports. In Chile, the idea was abandoned after criticism from the WHO, which emphasized that even COVID-19 disease does not guarantee immunity, and that people with such a document could ignore sanitary recommendations, contributing to the further spread of the virus.

Also in Germany, the idea was abandoned after criticism from the public and NGOs. However, this does not mean that countries will not return to it - the Guardian reports that in the UK immunity passports may appear within a few months. So there are some vague plans, but no specific dates or legal regulations officially exist yet. It remains to wait and watch the situation develop.

Yes, there are such ideas. Chile was probably the first country to propose them. The authorities planned to create a document confirming that the person has had the COVID-19 disease and has antibodies, and therefore would not have to comply with sanitary restrictions, such as wearing a mask, quarantine or movement restrictions. This idea officially appeared in Germany as well, and it is also being considered in Great Britain.

Do you know when and if they will be introduced at all? In practice, however, no specific steps have been taken to implement immunological passports. In Chile, the idea was abandoned after criticism from the WHO, which emphasized that even COVID-19 disease does not guarantee immunity, and that people with such a document could ignore sanitary recommendations, contributing to the further spread of the virus.

Also in Germany, the idea was abandoned after criticism from the public and NGOs. However, this does not mean that countries will not return to it - the Guardian reports that in the UK immunity passports may appear within a few months. So there are some vague plans, but no specific dates or legal regulations officially exist yet. It remains to wait and watch the situation develop.



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