Chile will start issuing ‘immunity’ cards to citizens, allowing them to work freely and live more ‘normal’ lives, compared to the rest of Chile, which has imposed strict limitations to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The cards offer a kind of identification and show whether or not you’re immune to coronavirus due to the presence of antibodies. While the tests that prove this aren’t 100% reliable, medical officials in Chile believed the probability has enough to start handing out the cards.
A similar kind of system has been raised as a potential in the United States—however, critics of the system (in Chile and anywhere else), have raised concerns over the privacy implications of requiring proof of immunity, the incentives it creates (to catch the virus to, hopefully, obtain immunity), and the fact that a black market for the cards is likely to pop up.
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