WHO Director Warns COVID-19 Pandemic is 'Far From Over'

Среда, 29 Апр, 2020

"There's now no evidence that those who've recovered from COVID-19 are then resistant to this disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) anxious on Saturday, warning against using so-called" immunity passports". Recently, IDSA released its COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer, and at a press briefing, experts cautioned that detection of antibodies does not yet equate to immunity to the virus.

It's also unclear how long the antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 will hang around.

Another factor that, according to the global organization makes the very premature discussion, the introduction of such documents, this is the unreliability of the tests themselves.

Since the outbreak first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, there have been reports of patients who tested positive after having recovered from Covid-19. Two more responsible for SARS - severe acute respiratory syndrome, and MERS - middle East respiratory syndrome.

"We expect most people who are infected with #COVID19 will develop an antibody response that will provide some level of protection".

However, the World Health Organization published briefings that warn world leaders against adapting such certificates since there isn't reliable proof that people can't become sick with the virus again.

"So all of the general principles we've been talking about - washing your hands, not going out when you're sick, wearing a face mask in public - those things all still apply regardless of the antibody test result you get", Sexton told NBC News. The use of certificates outlining alleged immunity "may therefore increase the risks of continued transmission". In his recent press briefing Trump said the U.S. will conduct "serious investigations" into China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and could pursue the country for billions in damages because China "could have stopped" the coronavirus. Too many Americans are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection for these tests to be the "game changer" that many were hoping for.

"We advised the whole world to implement a comprehensive public health approach, and we said find, test, isolate, and do contact tracing", he said. But when public-health officials are deciding whether schools or businesses are safe to reopen, the key piece of information is the number of people now infected. But when it comes to important matters, such as reporting on the World Health Organization's misleading claims, CNN has neglected its duty as a news outlet.

The idea is also being considered in other countries, including in Germany and the United Kingdom.