“This it’s still a killer virus “. Even thereWHO bothered to comment on the claims of Alberto Zangrillo, which have had a vast media coverage, also internationally. The head of intensive care at San Raffaele in Milan claims that the coronavirus is “clinically dead“, That is, that it no longer has an important relevance on hospitals, which now feel the need to treat all the other patients without correlations to Covid-19.
Several top virologists shared and better explained Zangrillo’s point of view, which however was ostracized by the technical scientific committee that supports the Conte government and also diminished by the World Health Organization. “There are thousands of people who die every day – is the reply of Mike Ryan, head of the emergency program – I don’t think it is appropriate to say that the virus has become less pathogenic, it is we who now fight it better. The contagiousness and severity have not changed. However, we have learned to reduce transmission and we are also studying whether the intensity of exposure to the virus, as in the case of health professionals, can play a role in the severity of the disease “.