Coronavirus ‘Immunity Passport’ Stumbles in U.K.

The British government has touted “immunity passports” as a near-term way of loosening the coronavirus-inspired lockdown that is threatening to bring the U.K.’s economy to a standstill. Rolling them out is proving complicated.

The effort would rely on testing to identify those who have contracted and recovered from the disease caused by the new virus, by identifying specific antibodies—tailor-made proteins produced by the body to neutralize viruses and other invaders—in the blood.

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