COVID-19 is weakening, could die without the vaccine, a specialist claims


The coronavirus has weakened over time, and he could die without the need of a vaccine, an Italian infectious disease specialist said The Telegraph.The coronavirus epidemic has spread around the world, infecting millions of people and hundreds of thousands of deaths. As a result, it has triggered a major effort by researchers from around the world, to develop an effective vaccine.But, according to the prof. Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic in Italy Policlinico San Martino hospital, this may not be necessary.Bassetti explained to The Telegraph that the virus has changed over the last few months. “The clinical impression that I have is that the virus is in the process of changing the gravity,” he said. “In March and early April, the models were completely different. People came to the emergency department with a very difficult to manage the disease, and they need oxygen and ventilation, some developed pneumonia. “Now, over the past four weeks, the situation has completely changed in terms of models. There could be a decline of the viral load in the respiratory tract, probably due to a genetic mutation of the virus, which has not yet been demonstrated scientifically. Also, we are now more aware of the disease and able to manage it. “It was like an aggressive tiger in March and April, but now it is like a wild cat. Even the elderly patients, age 80 or 90, are now sitting up in bed, and they are breathing without assistance. The same patients would have died within two or three days before. “I think that the virus has mutated, because our immune system reacts to the virus, and we have a lower viral load now, because of the lock, mask-wearing, social distancing. We have yet to demonstrate how it is different now. “Yes, probably, it could disappear completely without a vaccine. We have less and less of infected individuals, and it could end up with the virus to die. “This is not the first time a health expert has hypothesized that the virus tends to weaken. In May, an oncologist and chief medical officer at Rutherford Health in the united KINGDOM, prof. Karol Sikora has said The Telegraph that the pandemic could ultimately decline by itself. “Not everyone agrees with these statements, however. Speaking of The TelegraphDr Bharat Pankhania, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter, the School of medicine and a former Public Health England consultant, called the idea “optimistic in the short term,” adding that he did not expect he would die so quickly. “It will if she has no one to infect. If we have an effective vaccine, and then we’ll be able to do what we have done with smallpox. But because it is very contagious, and very common, it is not going away for a very long time. “My guess is never, if we are really lucky and it kind of mutates and transforms, it may lose its virulence – we are talking years and years and years. I disagree with the prof. Sikora that nirvana is around the corner. “


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