The Coronavirus pandemic in Germany medicine, politics, tourism and society firmly in its grip: More than four million people globally have become infected with the pathogen of Sars-CoV-2, 174.772 of them in Germany.
Ex-WHO Director: Coronavirus could disappear before there is a vaccine
The former Director of the cancer programme of the world health organization, Professor Karol Sikora, believes that the Coronavirus could disappear in a natural way, before there is a vaccine. “We are seeing a similar pattern – I suspect we have more immunity than assumed,” writes oncologist from the University of Buckingham on Twitter. “We need to slow down the Virus, but it could disappear by itself.”
The debate around the dark point of the already immune people is not new. A British study had recently claimed that 19 million people in the UK are immune, while officially only about 250,000 cases are registered.
Generally, it is possible that a Virus disappears by itself. In the past this was, for example, in the case of the smallpox. in this case, long-standing vaccination programmes went ahead. "No one claims to know what will happen, and I believe, in an unknown Situation, this is a Möglichkeit", so Sikora more. The German virologist Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit holds the but in the case of Sars-CoV-2 to be unlikely.
“The fact that this Virus will disappear, in the present Situation completely, we don’t call the eradication, I think,” said the doctors of the University of Hamburg in front of “image”. In the case of all men, or at least a very large part would have to be immune.
Schmidt-Chanasit is called, however, another scenario that could happen in his opinion. “Is possible, however, that there will be no second wave,” he says of the virologist. “However, there will be first of all new infections.”
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