an Expert from the world health organization (who) refuted the prevailing theory that the coronavirus eventually mutates and becomes more dangerous. Reported by the New York Post.
Epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove told that the virus is changed in the normal range, which is typical for similar diseases, such as influenza. “There is no evidence that the disease becomes more contagious or life-threatening,” he assured her.
However, the expert warned that “until the end of the pandemic is still very far away”. In her opinion, to successfully combat the spread of the virus should not succumb to General weariness and remove restrictions.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova evaluated the level of mutation of the coronavirus. She also believes that SARS-CoV-2 has a high variability. However, according to her, it is impossible to assess the impact on the change of the virus, even those several dozen mutations of the virus that exist at the moment.