- An Italian infectious disease doctor claimed that COVID-19 is already getting weaker
- He stated that the virus could disappear on its own without the need for a vaccine
- Dr. Matteo Bassetti also disclosed the reasons why he thought of such positive claims
- According to him, the virus has changed from a “tiger” several months ago to a “wild cat”
An infectious disease specialist in Italy recently claimed that the novel coronavirus disease is already getting weaker and less dangerous.
KAMI learned that it was Dr. Matteo Bassetti, a doctor working at the San Martino Hospital, who aired the said claim that immediately gave hope to many people.
He told the Sunday Telegraph that the patterns were different from what was observed in March and April where a drastic spike in the number of cases was recorded.
“The clinical impression I have is that the virus is changing in severity,” he quipped.
“It was like an aggressive tiger in March and April but now it’s like a wild cat. Even elderly patients, aged 80 or 90, are now sitting up in bed and they are breathing without help. The same patients would have died in two or three days before,” he added.
The New York Post also reported the statement of Dr. Bassetti about the possible reasons why he thinks the virus is getting weaker.
It also mentioned why the said specialist claimed that COVID-19 could disappear on its own without the need for a vaccine.
“I think the virus has mutated because our immune system reacts to the virus and we have a lower viral load now due to the lockdown, mask-wearing, social distancing…” he stressed.
“We still have to demonstrate why it’s different now. We have fewer and fewer people infected and it could end up with the virus dying out,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Chinese medical experts said the Philippines is at risk of not being able to cut COVID-19 source.
The novel coronavirus disease has greatly affected the lives of millions of people around the world. As of this writing, the confirmed global cases already reached more than 9 million.
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