The government discussed the introduction of QR codes for unofficially recovered

Such certificates will replace the QR code for people who have had COVID-19, but did not go to the hospital. According to the regional authorities, such QR codes will operate only on the territory of the republic and will not be displayed on the portal of state services. At the same time, he noted that today there is no fixed level of antibodies that could be guaranteed to protect against infection. The World Health Organization currently does not provide estimates of what level of antibodies is sufficient to be protected from COVID-19. This conclusion was made in the center after a study was carried out jointly with the Moscow Department of Health, in which 4 thousand citizens participated. The level of antibodies sufficient for protection, & mdash; this is the subject of scientific discussions in the world, and in no country documents on the immune status are issued based on the measurement of the level of antibodies, the message emphasized. '' The line between those who have been ill, of which there are many, and those vaccinated [in this regard], in principle, should be erased, '', & mdash; he told RBC. Commissions for issuing certificates on the presence of antibodies to coronavirus began to work in Kamchatka on November 23. Subscribe to VK RBC Receive news faster than anyone Истoчник So, according to him, there are cases of infection “ on thousands and tens of thousands of Bau. The decision could be announced soon, and it will be “ formalized '', he said. '' On Tuesday, November 23, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin promised to consider a proposal to issue QR codes to citizens who have antibodies, but who are not officially ill. According to the governor, “ this would significantly reduce the public negativity, public outcry on the topic of vaccination, including unloading the healthcare system and saving the budget funds that we are allocating for vaccination today. The decision may be made soon, RBC sources say. “ On antibodies, the issue is significant, it is being discussed today at the government's platform. The government is currently 'working on it' a question, said one of the interlocutors of RBC. In any case, there should be a scientific discussion about the protective level of antibodies, based on which a consensus decision would have been reached, the expert is sure. Earlier, Ginzburg stated that an antibody level of 300 Bau fully protects against the delta strain of coronavirus. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg said that it is fair to give the QR code to those people who have a sufficient level of antibodies to protect themselves from the virus, and how they got it, as a result of vaccination or after being ill, is “ their own business. The regional authorities announced the creation of a register of residents with high titers of antibodies, a medical commission of accredited laboratories must determine the duration of the antibodies of those who have recovered. In a conversation with RBC, the director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. If a decision is made to issue QR codes based on the level of antibodies, then not only those who have been ill without an official doctor's diagnosis, but also those who have been vaccinated with foreign vaccines will be able to apply for such a code, says another source of RBC. RBC sent a request to the Ministry of Health. But the question is, what level of antibodies will be considered protective, the expert continues. To date, in only one region in Russia, in Chuvashia, citizens with a high titer of antibodies to COVID-19 can receive a QR code, even if they were not officially ill. According to the words one of the sources, supporters of a positive “ verdict '' Representatives of the Russian elite are also involved in issuing QR codes to people with antibodies, since many were revaccinated with Western vaccines, which are not yet recognized in Russia. Gunzburg explained that people with this level of antibodies, or with a level exceeding the value of 300, “ can practically not be limited. A possible decision to introduce QR codes based on the level of antibodies will be rational if the authorities really want to understand which of the Russians are immune to coronavirus, says Gleb Kuznetsov, head of the expert council of the Expert Institute for Social Research (EISI). If the number turns out to be too high, then the introduction of such QR codes will become a cut-off measure, preventing many “ unofficially ill '' get the code, he thinks. '' Otherwise, he recommended being vaccinated with Sputnik Light. When asked by RBC about how the threshold level of antibodies will be determined, one of the sources recalled that earlier Academician Gintsburg and his deputy at the Gamaleya Institute Denis Logunov had expressed their opinion on this topic. So he answered the request of the Governor of the Amur Region Vasily Orlov during a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordination Council for the fight against coronavirus. The federal headquarters did not comment on the possibility of issuing QR codes to people who have had a mild coronavirus, but not vaccinated. A few hours later, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor released a message, which clarified that Popova, answering the question about assigning QR codes to people with antibodies, but not having official confirmation of the transferred disease, spoke about the discussion of this topic by the department at the expert level. His deputy Denis Logunov, answering a question from journalists about how many antibodies can be considered sufficient protection against coronavirus, said that a level of 200-300 Bau can provide a significant level of protection. There is such a task, there is nothing to argue with here, you need to find the most optimal and acceptable solution to it, '', & mdash; Popova said, adding that the decision will be announced after it has been worked out from all sides. The authorities are discussing the possibility of issuing QR codes to unofficially ill people with antibodies to COVID. Melita Vujnovich, WHO Representative in Russia, has repeatedly explained that the presence of antibodies in humans will not be an obstacle to vaccination. “ It seems to me that it would be right at the federal level to develop such a procedure for citizens who have been ill, but at the same time have not been treated in hospitals and, accordingly, are not vaccinated, so that through 'State services' these citizens could also receive a QR code & raquo;, & mdash; said Orlov. How and when exactly this will be done, the RBC source declined to say, explaining that the details continue to be discussed. This would be fair, says academician Alexander Gunzburg The authorities are discussing the possibility of issuing QR codes to people with antibodies to coronavirus, but who are not officially registered with the illness, two sources close to the relevant departments told RBC. The expert cites Italy as an example, where a study was carried out for the presence of immunity in those who had been ill in the first wave of & mdash; and all participants retained their immunity to varying degrees. On November 17, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova announced the discussion of the issue of issuing QR codes to people with antibodies. As the head of the region, Oleg Nikolaev, explained, those who had had a high title could not visit public places without a QR code, thus their rights could be violated. '' “ We will think over these proposals '', & mdash; Mishustin promised.