Covid-19: Hopes Rises As Specialists Claim It Will Die Out Without Vaccine

COVID-19 is weakening and could die out without vaccine, specialist claims.


Few months ago this dreaded "Virus" was a rampage to the world, but specialists are giving us reasons to hope that we will return to our various and normal life activities.

The coronavirus has weakened over time, and it could die out without the need for a vaccine, a leading Italian infectious disease specialist told The Telegraph.

Due to the rampaging effect on the world, many scientists have put up research into finding a vaccine for the virus but Prof. Matteo Bassetti, who is the head of infectious diseases clinic at Italy's Policlinico San Martino Hospital, has said that it may not be necessary.

According to Bassetti, "The clinical impression I have is that the virus is changing in severity," he said.

"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.

"Now, in the past four weeks, the picture has completely changed in terms of patterns. There could be a lower viral load in the respiratory tract, probably due to a genetic mutation in the virus which has not yet been demonstrated scientifically. Also, we are now more aware of the disease and able to manage it," he said.

"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," Bassetti said.

"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 [and] social distancing. We still have to demonstrate why it's different now," he said.

"Yes, probably it could go away completely without a vaccine. We have fewer and fewer people infected and it could end up with the virus dying out."

Sometime in May, another specialist predicted on the declining severity of the infectious disease, and here it is now.

Soon, we will be able to go back to normal life activities.

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