Germany could issue Coronavirus 'immunity certificates'

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  1. paulF

    paulF Well-Known Member

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    Pretty interesting development that might change the current status co in regards to lockdowns and social distancing.

    Lots of ifs and buts in regards to reinfection and accuracy of tests but the Germans have been really good at managing Corona Virus so far so would be interesting to follow up on this and see if it actually eventuates and if the results are positive.

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    • German researchers want to send out hundreds of thousands of coronavirus-antibody tests over the coming weeks, Der Spiegel reported.
    • People who test positive for the antibodies could be given an “immunity certificate” that would allow them to leave their coronavirus lockdown early.
    • Other countries, including the United Kingdom, are planning mass testing to ease lockdowns.
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  2. Lacrim

    Lacrim Well-Known Member

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    Great idea, but only if the infected do the right thing and isolate themselves, and there's a massive ramp up of testing.
     
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  3. Lizzie

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    I think it's a great idea - and, apparently, the antibody tests are relatively cheap
     
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  4. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    German efficiency at work

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  5. Trainee

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    If the tests can be done quickly and efficiently, so that people arent left out of the process, then this is a good turn of events.
     
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  6. Marg4000

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    Great idea - so long as it does not take focus or resources away from identifying those who actually have the virus, so they can be isolated and their contacts traced.
     
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  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Hint: zose zat don't have zi anti-bodiez vill be lock up. Ya :oops: