We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Detecto

Download Mobile App





Coronavirus Mutating to Become Less Vicious and Could Die Out Without Vaccine, Claims Expert

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 26 Jun 2020
Print article
Illustration
Illustration
COVID-19 is beginning to lose its virulence as the coronavirus is mutating and could die out on its own without a vaccine, according to Prof Matteo Bassetti, an Italian infectious diseases specialist.

Prof Bassetti told The Telegraph that over the last month, COVID-19 was losing its virulence and patients who would have earlier died from the infection are now recovering. Prof Bassetti, an expert in critical care, pointed out to the declining trend in the number of cases that indicated a vaccine was no longer needed as the coronavirus could go away by itself permanently.

“The clinical impression I have is that the virus is changing in severity,” Prof Bassetti told The Telegraph. “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.”

Prof Bassetti believes that the reaction of the human immune system to the coronavirus is causing it to mutate and attributed the lower viral load to measures such as lockdown, mask-wearing and social distancing.

"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," he said.


BMP Whole Blood Analyzer: GEM Premier ChemSTAT
Gold Supplier
12-Channel ECG
CM1200B
New
Infant Phototherapy Incubator
8502H
New
Motorized DR System I-Arm
Alizé BRS

Print article

Channels

AI

view channel
Image: EchoGo Heart Failure is the first and only AI-enabled HFpEF detection platform for echocardiography (Photo courtesy of Ultromics)

AI Solution for Echocardiography to Revolutionize Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a type of heart failure often associated with co-morbidities and tends to be caused by increased pressure within the chambers of the heart.... Read more

Critical Care

view channel
Image: Lodestar DX provides lab-accurate test results in 30 minutes (Photo courtesy of Llusern Scientific)

Portable UTI Molecular Diagnostic Platform Provides Accurate Test Results in 40 Minutes

Despite being one of the most common types of infection Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are a comparatively neglected area of medicine. There are no highly accurate diagnostic tools available for point-of-care... Read more

Surgical Techniques

view channel
Image: ActivSight Intelligent Light has received CE Mark approval (Photo courtesy of Activ Surgical)

Enhanced Imaging System to Become a Game-Changer in the OR by Revolutionizing Surgical Vision

Critical structure identification and tissue perfusion assessment are essential for patients to have the best possible chance of healing well without facing life-threatening or costly complications.... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: Automated cleaning system allows endoscopes to be cleaned direct from clinic (Photo courtesy of Aston University)

World’s First Automated Endoscope Cleaner Fights Antimicrobial Resistance

Endoscopes are long, thin tubes with a light and camera at one end. Due to the sensitivity of the materials and electronics they cannot be sterilized in an autoclave (a machine that uses steam under pressure),... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: Using digital data can improve health outcomes (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Electronic Health Records May Be Key to Improving Patient Care, Study Finds

When a patient gets transferred from a hospital to a nearby specialist or rehabilitation facility, it is often difficult for personnel at the new facility to access the patient’s electronic health records... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: The global multiparameter patient monitoring systems market is expected to surpass USD 15 billion by 2028 (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Global Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Systems Market Driven by Rising Chronic Illnesses

Multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment is used to assess the vital signs of patients who are suffering from a serious illness. These devices are meant to give the number of data sets on one screen... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2022 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.