The COVID-19 pandemic is a major global health crisis of our time with cases rising daily in the Americas and Europe. Researchers in the EU plan to introduce coronavirus ‘immunity certificates’ to enable a smooth transition into post-lockdown life.
The researchers plan to test 100,000 members of the public at a time, supplying documentation or certificated to those who have overcome the virus. After being tested, the antibodies will indicate that the participants have had the virus, have already been healed and are thereby ready to re-enter the workforce and society. This information will also be used to determine how to properly end the lockdown, including re-opening schools, offices and allowing mass gatherings.
The immunity certificates are part of a research project being carried out at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig. The aim of this project is to allow people who test positive for the antibodies to leave their coronavirus lockdown early, and transition into work post-lockdown. These efforts could also reduce the impact that coronavirus will have on the economy. Other countries, including the United Kingdom, are also planning mass testing to ease lockdowns. Many positive tests in some locations could allow governments to ease restrictions in areas with ‘herd immunity’. Gerard Krause, the epidemiologist leading the project, commented that people who are immune “could be given a type of vaccination card that, for example, allows them to be exempted” from “restrictions on their work.”
This vaccination card or immunity certificate issued by Governments needs to be protected with next-gen authentication markers and anti-counterfeit technology to ensure that it cannot be replicated or misused by those who have not been tested, just to escape the lockdown. Nanotech Security is a leader in government document authentication using nanotechnology. Nano-optic security features can help governments protect the public, and deliver solutions that are high resolution, durable and can be applied onto various materials and substrates. For more information, please visit https://www.nanosecurity.ca/government-id/