There you have it.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the news media Friday that the federal government is considering issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus.
“You know, that’s possible,” Fauci told CNN’s “New Day,” when asked whether he could imagine a time when people across the country carry this type of ID.
According to Fauci, this could happen with the widespread deployment of antibody tests which the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are in the process of validating in the U.S., “Within a period of a week or so, we’re going to have a rather large number of tests that are available”.
Immunity certificates are already being implemented in Germany and have been considered by the United Kingdom and Italy.
In China, citizens are required to display colored codes on their smartphones indicating their contagion risk.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said “people are looking at all the different modern technology that could be brought to bear to make contact tracing more efficient and effective.”