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Practical and ethical problems surround the idea of implementing immunity passports, experts say.

COVID 'Immunity Passports:' Not Ready for Prime Time?

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A grieving widower played by Matt Damon flashes a shiny coded wristband for security guards to scan in the 2011 movie "Contagion."

After a quick beep and a green light, Damon is allowed into a store to buy a prom dress for his daughter.

That wristband was an "immunity passport" -- a certification of his character's immunity to the movie's deadly virus.

With fiction quickly becoming reality, immunity passports are now being touted as a means to reopen the world following COVID-19 lockdowns. But experts worry that a host of practical and ethical problems make the concept unworkable and potentially dangerous to privacy and liberty.

Read the full HealthDay story.

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