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Sun Apr 26, 2020, 07:41 PM

Chile's Going Ahead with the Coronavirus 'Release Certificates' the WHO Warned Against

An official stressed the planned COVID-19 cards would not certify immunity — despite the country’s top health official having previously pitched the scheme in those terms.

By Tim Hume
Apr 26 2020, 2:36pm

It looks like Chile will be the first country to start issuing controversial “release certificates” for recovered coronavirus patients, despite the World Health Organization warning there’s no evidence that people with the virus can’t catch it again.

The WHO on Friday issued a scientific briefing advising governments against introducing "immunity passports" or "risk-free certificates" as a way of gradually easing lockdowns and returning people to the workforce. The United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries have discussed such proposals, and Chile was the first to say, earlier this month, that it would proceed with its scheme.

“There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection,” the WHO warned. Schemes that gave people with antibodies greater freedoms to work or travel “may therefore increase the risks of continued transmission,” it said.

On Sunday, Paula Daza, sub-secretary of Chile’s Health Ministry, told reporters that her government still planned to go ahead with the program despite the WHO warning, saying evidence pointed to a reduced risk of reinfection after a coronavirus infection.


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SheltieLover Apr 26 #1

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Sun Apr 26, 2020, 08:04 PM

1. Of course they are

And this shit show admin probably will too, just to be contrary to science, good sense, & the WHO.

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