According to current research, there is no surety of dismissal of the second wave of COVID-19. Study shows that people cured of the Coronavirus may still follow re-infection. But this goes against the antibody generation theory of the Coronavirus. According to it people once infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus stay immune for the rest of their lives, but that does not seem to be the case.
The World Health Organisation has instructed all countries to steer clear of the idea of ‘immunity passport‘. According to the published report, the WHO advises any country to stay away from such steps. Because, current research shows that no one is immune to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, even if they have undergone treatment.
Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’
Many government officials across the world have started thinking about marking immune individuals using an ‘immunity passport‘. This raises the question on a lot of levels. Is the immunity fool-proof guaranteed? Can a person who previously had COVID-19 never contract it anymore? And so on and so forth.
Under no circumstances should the United States or any other country create a coronavirus “immunity passport” system. Only privileged people would have access to antibody testing, which then confers even greater employment opportunities, public services, and ability to travel.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 23, 2020
Authorities plan to start antibody testing in order to ensure immunity activities. But in hindsight marking someone as ‘immune‘ and someone as not is the highest level of hypocrisy. No wonder we are in an apocalyptic situation where people have gone down to a large extent. This entire procedure is mildly racist even if it is done for the betterment.
Moreover, it is no way impossible for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to re-infect a COVID-19 case. After all, it is a respiratory disease. There is no sure immunity against it. Around 3 million people are COVID-19 positive according to reports.
As of now, it is better for government officials to concentrate on producing a cure rather than spreading politics.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.