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The famous Italian doctor Alberto Zangrillo said earlier that the new coronary pneumonia virus that caused the global epidemic is weakening. However, experts from the World Health Organization and other scientists rebutted on Monday, disagreeing with this statement, emphasizing that there is currently no real evidence that the power of the virus is declining.
Zangirillo is the head of the intensive care unit of a hospital in the Italian Lombardy region. In an interview with a television station on Sunday, he said that in clinical studies, the new coronary pneumonia virus “no longer exists.” However, WHO infectious disease scientist Krk Hoff and several other virus experts and infectious disease experts refuted, praising Grilo’s remarks without scientific evidence. They pointed out that, no matter in terms of transmission and severity, there is no real data to prove that the new coronary pneumonia virus is undergoing major changes. Kirkhof said: “There is no change when it comes to transmission; there is no change when it comes to severity.”
Hebred, a professor of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, also said that the new crown pneumonia virus has undergone genetic mutation Large-scale research, can not find any evidence that the power of the virus is weakening.
According to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University, there are nearly 6.26 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide, with more than 374,000 deaths. The number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 1.8 million, and more than 105,000 people have died.