More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus and there are more than 2.8 million conﬁrmed cases of Covid-19.
The number of fatalities in the US passed 50,000, as Americans endure the world’s deadliest outbreak. The US, Italy and Spain have seen the highest number of reported fatalities. Some people however recovered from the illness. Actually, the World Health Organization (WHO) says patients who have recovered from the virus may not be protected against re-infection. No evidence former Covid-19 patients protected from a second infection, says body. The WHO has warned against issuing “immunity passports.” In a scientiﬁc brieﬁng note published Friday, the WHO warned that the certiﬁcates could pose a health risk by providing unjustiﬁed assurances of protection to individuals and their communities.
“At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certiﬁcate’,” the note said. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove from WHO has previously said it’s not known whether people who have been exposed to the virus become completely immune. The Infectious Diseases Society of America warned that not enough is known about antibody testing. What we know seems to be a little compared with what we don’t know. The time will clarify more. It is a hope.