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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:38 AM

'Are you immune?' The new class system that could shape the Covid-19 world


‘Are you immune?’ The new class system that could shape the Covid-19 world
Experts suspect – but there is no proof – that antibodies will confer immunity. The implications could be wide-ranging


(Guardian UK) Scrolling through Airbnbs in Brooklyn, one listing stands out. “IMMUNE HOST,” claims the heading in caps. Among photos of rooftop sunsets and interiors, lies something else unexpected – a picture of a positive antibody test.

Host Martin Eaton says he got tested a few weeks after getting sick with what he suspected was Covid-19 in March. When the results came back positive, he decided to include it in his profile to attract reservations.

“If I was having to travel to New York I’d prefer staying with somebody who had the antibodies versus somebody who didn’t,” says the 48-year-old writer. So far, he adds, “it’s proved pretty successful”.

In the absence of a vaccine, immunity is emerging as a potential key to resuming normal life after the pandemic – leading some to believe that testing positive may not be such a bad thing. Providing they survive, they will at least - they hope - be immune. But as states and countries slowly reopen businesses to the public, how important will it be? ...........(more)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/10/are-you-immune-the-new-class-system-that-could-shape-the-covid-19-world




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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:42 AM

1. But Are You Actually Immune?

some say yes, some say no

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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:55 AM

2. Coming soon: a hot market for counterfeit test results nt

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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:14 PM

3. It seems

that dividing, classifying, labelling, and othering in general has reached a new
high in the human race.
Is this the "trait" that ends us?
Sometimes it seems to be impossible to overcome this.

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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:36 PM

4. So now if you're smart and do all you're supposed to & are lucky...

enough to avoid getting the virus you could be isolated in a whole new way. Lovely

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