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Coronavirus getting less dangerous, may disappear without a vaccine says Medical expert


As the total number of global coronavirus cases elevated to over nine million, an Italian doctor optimistically said, the virus is becoming less dangerous and may disappear quickly before a vaccine can even be developed.


Dr. Matteo Bassetti, the head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, Italy, believes that the virus is getting weaker because it has mutated in response to the implemented safety measures all over the world.

“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 said.

According to Dr. Bassetti, the severity of the virus is changing over time. He said, he saw a different pattern of the virus as he compared the cases from March and early April.

“In March and early April the patterns were completely different. People were coming to the emergency department with a very difficult to manage illness and they needed oxygen and ventilation, some developed pneumonia... It was like an aggressive tiger in March and April but now it’s like a wild cat,” the doctor explained.

However, Dr. Bharat Pankhania, a professor at the UK’s University of Exeter Medical School, contradicted Dr. Bassetti's belief saying that the virus would not go quickly as it is so infectious and widespread. He added, that the pandemic will only end, if there will be a successful vaccine.
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