The aggressiveness of the coronavirus will decline not earlier than in a year. Such a period is called a virologist, doctor of medical Sciences Anatoly Altstein in an interview with “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

“From one year to three years. There may be more. There’s nothing you can do about it, that’s the way SARS-CoV-2”, — he said.

The scientist explained that, moving from person to person, the virus adapts and learns not to kill its host, so it can be passed on. Altstein said that the coronavirus is not beneficial to cause severe disease, because then the person ceases to communicate with other people and not the infection carries as active.

According to the virologist, in 1930-1940-e years scientists have studied the evolution of infectious diseases and concluded that infectious disease occurs in severe form only the first time and then it becomes easier.

“Coronaviruses in principle adapted to handle organisms gently, that is, to use them, to multiply, to live at their expense, without causing great harm,” — said the source publication.

He expressed hope that the new virus will go on this way, but noticed that SARS-CoV-2 differs from other coronaviruses. In particular, its high transmissibility.

Earlier, Altstein warned that the second wave of the epidemic will happen this autumn, and the virus is “not going anywhere”.