WHO responds to Italian doctor’s claim that COVID-19 is becoming less dangerous

WHO responds to Italian doctor’s claim that COVID-19 is becoming less dangerous

- An Italian doctor recently claimed that the novel coronavirus is becoming “less potent”

- Dr. Alberto Zangrillo aired his observation about the virus when he was interviewed by a state television

- Several officials working with the World Health Organization responded to the claim of the said doctor

- One of them stated that people must be careful with what they say about the virus

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Several officials working with the World Health Organization (WHO) finally reacted to the claim of an Italian doctor that the novel coronavirus disease is “losing potency.”

KAMI learned that Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of intensive care at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, recently stated that the virus “clinically no longer exists” in Italy.

“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out on patients a month or two ago,” he quipped in an interview with RAI television.

WHO responds to Italian doctor’s claim that COVID-19 is becoming less dangerous

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As reported by Tribune India, an epidemiologist working with WHO disputed the claim of the Italian doctor and said that there is no scientific evidence to support his statement.

"In terms of transmissibility, that has not changed, in terms of severity, that has not changed," Maria Van Kerkhove emphasized.

The Washington Post also shared a statement from Michael Ryan, a top official working with WHO, about the serious claim of Dr. Zangrillo.

He pointed out that people must be very careful with what they say about the novel coronavirus.

“We need to be exceptionally careful not to create a sense that all of a sudden the virus by its own volition has now decided to be less pathogenic. That is not the case at all,” Ryan stated.

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In a previous article by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) named six places in Visayas that are considered as “emerging COVID-19 hotspots.”

The novel coronavirus disease continues to wreak havoc in more than 200 countries and territories. As of June 25, there are already 9.5 million confirmed cases in the world.

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