The Italian doctor Alberto Zangrillo has run into a collegiate storm for that he, on Italian tv, has said that the coronavirusset, which has triggered a pandemic is about to lose its potency.
It is not the case, says the criticism of him.
Or there is certainly no scientific evidence to say, as he did Sunday for the tv-station RAI.
The samples we have taken in the past 10 days, shows that the amount of virus is infinitely small when compared with the samples for a month or two ago, said Zangrillo, head of the San Raffaele hospital of Milan, in northern Italy.
It is located in the Lombardy region, that has been one of the worst hit places on the globe, when it comes to coronaviruses.
Martin Hibberd, professor of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical medicine, says that large-scale studies of the virus do not support a thesis that says that it is weakened.
- With data from more than 35,000 throughout the virusgenomer, there is currently no evidence that there is a significant change, when it comes to the severity of the injury, he says in an e-mail to Reuters.
the world health Organization (WHO) also looks different on the virus than Zangrillo.
- When it comes to infection, so there is no changes when it comes to the severity, so there is not change, says Maria Van Kerkhove, epidemiologist with the WHO.
Alberto Zangrillo also said to RAI, that some experts in the infection, in his opinion turns too much alarm, when it comes to the prospect that there may be a second wave of infection.
According to him, there is a new situation, which one must take into consideration.
- We have to go back and become a normal country, said the doctor from Milan, which among other things is known in Italy to be the personal doctor for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.