Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

  

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Via:  dean-moriarty  •  last year  •  13 comments

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Novel coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says
"In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's coronavirus outbreak.

Some really good news regarding the virus. 


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Italy has the third-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, 33,415 people dying since the outbreak began in the country [Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP]

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The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.

"In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's coronavirus outbreak.

"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 a month or two months ago," he told RAI television.

Italy has the third-highest death toll in the world fromCOVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, with 33,415 people dying since the outbreak came to light on February 21.

It has the sixth-highest global number of cases at 233,019.

However, new infections and fatalities have fallen steadily in May and the country is unwinding some of the most rigid lockdown restrictions introduced anywhere in Europe.

Zangrillo said some experts were too alarmist about the prospect of a second wave of infections and politicians needed to take into account the new reality.

"We've got to get back to being a normal country," he said. "Someone has to take responsibility for terrorising the country."

The government urged caution, saying it was far too soon to claim victory.

"Pending scientific evidence to support the thesis that the virus has disappeared...I would invite those who say they are sure of it not to confuse Italians," Sandra Zampa, an under-secretary at the health ministry, said in a statement.

"We should instead invite Italians to maintain the maximum caution, maintain physical distancing, avoid large groups, to frequently wash their hands and to wear masks."

A second doctor from northern Italy told the national ANSA news agency that he was also seeing the coronavirus weaken.

"The strength the virus had two months ago is not the same strength it has today," said Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in the city of Genoa.

"It is clear that today the COVID-19 disease is different."

SOURCE: Reuters news agency


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Dean Moriarty
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1  seeder  Dean Moriarty    last year

Some really good news.  Hopefully we will start to see the same change in the virus here in the states soon. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1    last year

This is good news.  Hopefully it’s going to go the way of the prior corona virus SARS and be gone completely in a couple of months

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1    last year

With thousands refusing to cooperate with basic safeguards and the animals trying to destroy and burn cities down, don't count on it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    last year

I'll take the word of a top U.S. doctor/expert, and not yours, THANKS!

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
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2.1  seeder  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Tessylo @2    last year

Whatever floats your boat. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
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2.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1    last year

That would be nice to end this virus, but with all these large gatherings, it will be difficult. Perhaps people over there are more responsible and take it more seriously. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1    last year

Some are hoping it won’t go away and that a second wave hits and forces another lockdown and lasts until November 4th and then goes away or stays depending on who wins the election.  

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
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2.1.3  Release The Kraken  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1    last year

How many floaties do you suggest?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  Release The Kraken @2.1.3    last year

666!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.1.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  XXJefferson51 @2.1.2    last year
Some are hoping it won’t go away and that a second wave hits and forces another lockdown and lasts until November 4th and then goes away or stays depending on who wins the election.  

I can't believe that you think that? Of course, everyone wants it to go away. We all want life to go back to normal.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1.6  Greg Jones  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.5    last year

But some want to wait until there are zero new cases and deaths

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2.1.7  XXJefferson51  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.5    last year

1.1 is what I personally believe. As to the above, there are some in anarchy and Antifa type groups who hate the President and capitalism enough that if that is what it took to take him down they could live with that.  I’m not talking about normal rational human beings.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2    last year

So you don't believe a foreign doctor. What makes a US doctor/expert so special?

All they have been doing is giving ongoing false and dangerous information for weeks now.

 
 
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