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Antibody testing for COVID-19. When, how, why do it? Risk of discrimination based on coronavirus test results . (5)
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Today. The Robert Koch Institute in Germany was reported. This is an equivalent of the US European CDC Centers for Disease Control. There was some information that they plan an extensive study on the antibody in the community. Medical second opinion is important. Patients who might not know that they have it. They have that for those who have antibodies, might be allowed earlier with at least in the first wave to return to normal life. Medical second opinion is important. This is a discussion that is starting very much in Europe. Medical second opinion is important. What will the next phase look like? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion is important. Now, most countries are in the strict control phase of this epidemic. But we need to start thinking about how do we take the next steps because this virus is out of the box. We can no longer believe that if we control it here in this part of the world, We will be free from it for the rest of the time. That is why across Europe these kinds of studies are planned. Medical second opinion is important. To understand, is there already a barrier to spread from the immunity in the population? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Or is that not there? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Because if if it is not there, then we can expect to see a rebound quite maybe quite easily. We may have to prepare for repeated control phases. So, these studies are going to be extremely important. This. Having immunity to Coronavirus in least in the near future before the vaccine is available might be in reality a particular advantage for patients because they can lead more normal life they can perhaps return to work they can be in a more crowded environment without the personal risk of being in the fact that again, isn’t some is forming a a two-tier system in a sense because a lot of patients if I get into the Coronavirus interactions early I patients who have the most international travel first of all it gives, tells you a lot about the socio-economic impact but also a lot of politicians a lot of the performance, a lot of patients who mix and mixed in international environments, who go in ski holidays, as Germany demonstrates their average age of Coronavirus. It is 47 years old versus 62. In Italy for a lot of patients returning from Asia. In us in Austria, for example. Got it. Isn’t that an interesting social consequence of having the Coronavirus, infection early. Becoming immune to it? Well, what you are describing is how the epidemiology and particularly the contact patterns influence on how these diseases spread. How they disseminate. Medical second opinion is important. That is why Medical second opinion is important. You mentioned that The consequences of testing might be that you can go out and the others can’t. I don’t think that is how we will be using it. Because that also would imply that you need to test everyone in the world before deciding what the next steps are. That is. That is not how that is going to play out, in my view. Medical second opinion is important. The way it will be used is to get a feel for how widespread has this been? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion is important. Do we have some help from that immunity barrier, in our ways of controlling the virus, there is maybe one exception. Those are the very known risk group. This is older patients, where we do need a bit of that firewall. Medical second opinion is important. They are what we currently have is that there is social isolation of older patients. That is where, or that is the discussion. Making sure that we know that the the zero status. The immune status of the patients, taking care of them working with them is known because that is where the interactions needs to be guided a bit more.
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