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The Ticket to Freedom or A License for Segregation? Two sides of the Immunity Passports Discussion

June 23, 2020
Public Health Insight
The Ticket to Freedom or A License for Segregation? Two sides of the Immunity Passports Discussion
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Public Health Insight
The Ticket to Freedom or A License for Segregation? Two sides of the Immunity Passports Discussion
Jun 23, 2020

Prior to the ongoing multi-phased strategies to ease restrictions in jurisdictions across the world, countries were actively exploring innovative ways to return to normal during the COVID-19 pandemic without jeopardizing the health and safety of its citizens. At the centre of those discussions was the topic of Immunity Passports, a legal document issued by an official testing authority following a positive serological antibody test and a negative COVID-19 viral test. PHI’s Public Health Professionals engaged in an informative conversation to explore the potential benefits and limitations associated with Immunity Passports if they would have been adopted as a main strategy to facilitate the safe reopening of the economy and the loosening of public health restrictions as society yearned to return to some level of normalcy. Though very few countries proceeded to integrate immunity passports into their national reopening strategy, this concept was once seriously considered for broader application in the international context. 

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Show Notes

Prior to the ongoing multi-phased strategies to ease restrictions in jurisdictions across the world, countries were actively exploring innovative ways to return to normal during the COVID-19 pandemic without jeopardizing the health and safety of its citizens. At the centre of those discussions was the topic of Immunity Passports, a legal document issued by an official testing authority following a positive serological antibody test and a negative COVID-19 viral test. PHI’s Public Health Professionals engaged in an informative conversation to explore the potential benefits and limitations associated with Immunity Passports if they would have been adopted as a main strategy to facilitate the safe reopening of the economy and the loosening of public health restrictions as society yearned to return to some level of normalcy. Though very few countries proceeded to integrate immunity passports into their national reopening strategy, this concept was once seriously considered for broader application in the international context. 

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