VIDEO: Is COVID-19 becoming ‘less deadly’? Leading international doctors discuss!
The tests performed in the last few days show that a virus that is infinitesimal in quantitative terms as compared to those carried out a few months back.
Leading doctors and researchers from across the globe are of the opinion that COVID-19 is becoming less lethal. The news cases suggest those who are getting affected now are catching a ‘less deadly’ version of the novel virus.
The researches suggest that initially when the virus presented itself, it was quite deadly and dangerous. Now, however, patients do show up but the pattern of the virus has gotten less aggressive.
The case of Italy
The Head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan Alberto Zangrillo said that the virus doesn’t clinically exist in Italy anymore. The tests performed in the last few days show that a virus that is infinitesimal in quantitative terms as compared to those carried out a few months back.
Similarly, the Head of the Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (UPMC) Dr. Donald Yealy said all the information that they have proves the virus is less prevalent now than it was once before.
In the beginning, when the patients came and were tested, they had a strong amount of virus circulating in their bodies. But the patients that come to get tested now have a far less amount.
Why is this so?
The reason behind this is yet to be discovered. Some say that the virus has mutated to a milder form and the mutation means it will be less deadly. Others say that the virus has ‘realized’ it wasn’t meant for humans, since it first existed in animals, and has started to disappear.
This is identical to what happened to SARS-1, where the virus suddenly disappeared on its own. There is a high chance that the coronavirus might do the same.
COVID-19 has taken the same trajectory in every country it has spread to, despite them taking precautionary measures. The coronavirus goes up to a peak and then it slowly goes down. The case is the same in every country, even if they imposed a lockdown or not.
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