Monday 22 June 2020
An Italian expert with infectious diseases suggested that the epidemic will disappear on its own, in light of its decline and its transformation from a “predatory tiger” several months ago, to a “wild cat” now.
Matteo Passetti, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Genoa, told the British newspaper “Telegraph” that the Corona virus had lost its virulence last month, noting that patients who had died in the past had begun to recover now.
He added that most of the infected people who entered the emergency rooms during the months of March and April were very sick due to the acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ failure, and most of them died in the first days, but now we no longer see such cases, according to his confirmation, saying: The virus was like a predator. In the aforementioned months and tomorrow as a wild cat, according to the Emirati Al Bayan website.
He also noted that even elderly patients, between the ages of 80 and 90, are now lying in bed and breathing without help, while the same patients could have died within two or three days previously.
No need for a virus?
In the context as well, the Italian expert continued that the low number of cases could mean that there is no need for a vaccine, because the virus may never return and can die on its own, “noting that he does not base his opinion on confirmed laboratory results, but only through his own interactions With patients and his conversations with other doctors, according to ArabiaNet.
However, Bassetti’s statements were not accepted by many experts around the world, including a professor at the University of Exeter, Bharat Bhankhania, who reduced the idea of the virus disappearing on its own in the short term.
“I don’t expect him to die quickly,” Panghania said. “It will happen when there are no injuries, and when we have a successful vaccine, then we will be able to do what we did with smallpox.”
“Since the virus is very contagious and widespread, it will not disappear for a very long time. We are talking about years and years,” he added.