Governor Bullock has claimed that Montana can’t get back to normal until a vaccine for coronavirus is discovered. Leading medical research, however, now demonstrates that the virus appears to be weakening and a full recovery should be expected without a vaccine.
Dr. Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in Italy which served as an epicenter of virus infection last month and the month before, says that the virus is changing. The London Telegraph published his comments three days ago, although it has yet to be widely reported in other publications.
Bassetti told the Telegraph, “The clinical impression I have is that the virus is changing in severity.” He then likened coronavirus to once having been “an aggressive tiger” and is now “like a wild cat.”
He continued, “Even elderly patients, aged 80 or 90, are now sitting up in bed and they are breathing without help. The same patients would have died in two or three days before.”
The doctor claimed that the change in severity is due to genetic mutations, which is something that often happens when viruses are exposed to the public for very long and is assisted by what is called “herd immunity.”
Bassetti added, “I think the virus has mutated because our immune system reacts to the virus and we have a lower viral load now due to the lockdown, mask-wearing, social distancing.”
He concluded, “Yes, probably it could go away completely without a vaccine. We have fewer and fewer people infected and it could end up with the virus dying out.”
Perhaps things can get back to normal in Montana sooner than expected. And perhaps coronavirus was never as deadly as they claimed to begin with.