Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn

By Faith Karimi: “Some governments are considering using a blood test to determine whether people can return to work, school and other public activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lack of certain antibodies would mean you don’t have an “immunity passport” and are therefore not allowed to venture out in public. Those who have them would be issued certificates to roam and restart economies — so the vulnerable can stay home.

But the World Health Organization and other experts say that’s a terrible idea.

“So many flaws that it is hard to know where to begin,” molecular biologist Natalie Kofler, founder of the global initiative Editing Nature, and Canadian bioethicist Françoise Baylis, said in a commentary published in Nature.

They listed reasons why they think it’s unworkable and unfair”

Source: CNN