Immunologist estimated the likelihood of a more dangerous strain of COVID-19

(ORDO NEWS) — It is not possible to obtain the most accurate forecasts regarding COVID-19.

But given the data that has been collected about other viruses, it can be assumed that each new strain will not be as dangerous as the previous ones.

Don Gnocchi professor of immunology Mario Clerici, who works at Milan State University, thinks so.

Experts cannot say what will happen to humanity in the future, especially considering that the coronavirus is a very strange virus.

The expert notes that if we take as an example those pathogens that were previously known, then of the seven variants that were transmitted from animals to humans, only the last one led to catastrophic consequences.

They became Sars-Cov-2. As a rule, after the acute phase passes, the virus becomes less dangerous.

The professor emphasized that pathogens are doing their best to survive. This leads to the emergence of new mutations that will not be so harmful to the carrier and will be able to fully coexist with it.

An exception among viruses is Ebola, which not only infects a person, but can also kill him in just a few days.

Today, there are a huge number of dangerous infections. People have encountered only some of them. Some viruses live side by side with humanity for many centuries and do not cause much harm.

At the same time, there are those pathogens that have appeared relatively recently. For example, HIV began to spread only 80 years ago, and Sars-Cov-2 only two years ago.

After a virus enters the body, the human immune system begins to actively fight it. Such a “battle” will last until a certain balance is reached.

An ideal example would be a fever or herpes. This virus is in the body of almost all people on the planet, but is in a “silent” state and manifests itself only occasionally, when conditions suitable for this appear.


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