“It’s not possible to stop everybody getting it and it’s also not desirable because you want some immunity in the population”
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Sir Patrick Vallance on potential for antibody testing
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has said that once the peak of the coronavirus outbreak has been contained, antibody testing should ideally be done to see who has had Covid-19, to help determine the next step.
Currently, coronavirus testing can only identify whether people are suffering from the virus right now. Scientists are trying to develop a new test which would determine whether someone has had the virus in the past, but didn’t know it because they had few or no symptoms.
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