Antibody Tests

With the virus being in the environment for a few months now and having passed through the population to a certain degree with many people experiencing little or no symptoms there is no clear way to understand how many people have had the virus and have developed resistance against it. So prioritise antibody tests and create a passport mechanism to allow those people with antibodies to get back to their work and kick start the economy

Why the contribution is important

This is the only safe way to identify who is immune to the virus and let them back into the mainstream to support the economy

by shashidhara on May 05, 2020 at 01:59PM

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Comments

  • Posted by MrsCFitz May 05, 2020 at 19:50

    Agree. We think we had it in our household 8 weeks ago and think it's unfair to be asked to self isolate under new test/track/trace without being tested to see if we've had the virus.
  • Posted by Stephaniekeachie May 05, 2020 at 21:09

    What happens to those who haven’t had the virus though does this mean they aren’t allowed to return to work? What happens to their jobs? If those who have no antibodies are penalised they’ll simply go out to try and catch it?
  • Posted by djtaylor May 05, 2020 at 22:34

    Completely agree. We had it in our household 4 weeks ago and also think it's unfair to be asked to self isolate under new test, track and isolate plan without being tested to see if we've had the virus. Perhaps the antibody test could be at the discretion of our GP and arranged only if she/he felt the symptoms were likely to have been due to COVID.
  • Posted by Christina May 09, 2020 at 19:27

    We need to be cautious as we don't know for certain it means immunity having had the virus, but I definitely agree the general public should be tested for a better understanding of how much the virus has actually spread.
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