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Brussels, 6 December 2021

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on issuing COVID recovery certificates based on serological and antibody tests – B9-0574/2021

MEP Margarita de la Pisa Carrión

The European Parliament,

– having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

  1. whereas recovery from COVID-19 provides natural immunity that protects against the virus[1];
  2. whereas the recovery certificate states that a patient is protected for up to 180 days after a positive PCR test result;
  3. whereas some people have suffered from the disease and were not diagnosed through a positive PCR test result;
  4. whereas serological tests measure the presence of neutralising antibodies which shows the patient’s immunity to the disease;
  5. whereas the EU must ensure that unemployment and in-work poverty do not increase;
  6. whereas vaccinated people spread the virus as much as unvaccinated people;

1. Calls on the Commission to take into account the protection that natural immunity provides to patients who have suffered from the disease;

2.  Calls on the Commission to immediately add serological surveys and antibody tests to the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation as a means of obtaining the recovery certificate;

3.  Calls on the Commission to report on the immunity status of EU citizens to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.

[1] www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01377-8

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